"Readers will enjoy this brisk, sometimes breathless account of the creation of the work the artist once called his best...A fascinating commentary on the evanescence of fame and beauty." --Kirkus Reviews
"An entertaining, observant novel about the gorgeous, enigmatic Madame X." --from Bustle.com's roundup of "11 Novels Every Art History-Lover Should Pick Up"
"A stunner about a stunner." —The Philadelphia Inquirer
"The book's pace is lively and its breadth impressive." —Houston Chronicle
Deborah Davis is the author of Party of the Century: The Fabulous Story of Truman Capote and his Black and White Ball (Wiley, April 2006), and Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X (Tarcher/Putnam, 2003). Her most recent book is The Secret Lives Of Frames: One Hundred Years of Art and Artistry (Filapacchi, 2007).
This topical book grabbed my attention because of the famous attention grabbing portrait on the cover. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Loves the View
Fantastic book, especially for John Singer Sargent fans. Very well written.Published 5 months ago by Troy Broussard
Always a devoted fan of John Singer Sargent and enthralled by Madame X from the moment I first saw the painting, I devoured Strapless. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Milinda S. Paquette
Wonderful read about two interesting people and their life style. Not sure which demands the most accolades....Amelie is Sargent?Published 7 months ago by Mystery lover
I am a painter and enjoyed this book. There are wonderful discussions of the art itself as well as a good history lesson of two people.Published 7 months ago by John L. Helmly
It reads well. Also, well written and I like the history part.Published 8 months ago by Deborah Ann Titus