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Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines Hardcover – August 27, 2013
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The Secret Healer
In the fourteenth century, opportunities for women are limited. But spirited young Madlen can't resist her gift for healing, even if it puts her life in danger. Learn More
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"Richly illustrated and exquisitely hand-lettered, Well-Read Women is the perfect convergence of literature and art-and a wonderful gift for any passionate reader. I have devoured it already several times over." - Lisa Congdon, artist and illustrator
"Samantha Hahn has a knack for capturing the fluidity of a costume and the gloss of an eye or lip." - New York Times Book Review
"Samantha Hahn's Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines (Chronicle) is absolutely gorgeous and has inspired me to read some new titles. I'm still deciding which is my favorite spread; it changes each time I open this book." - LibraryJournal.com
"Samantha Hahn's exuberant watercolors paired with sharply chosen quotes feel at once nostalgic and modern, stylish and genuine. All qualities befitting the complex women she renders." - Stella Bugbee, editorial director, New York magazine/thecut.com
"Samantha Hahn's lush and dreamy illustrations capture the hearts of literature's most adored heroines. They're all here-Clarissa Dalloway, Dorothea Brooke, Nancy Drew-and each one is drawn so magnificently that their authors would rejoice as we rejoice, and tear the pages from this book to hang on their walls." - Emma Straub, author, Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures
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"The portraits are breathtaking - sometimes tender, sometimes intense, always thoughtfully evocative of each heroine's persona and sensibility." - Brain Pickings
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It has memorable quotes that are beautifully illustrated.
It would make a lovely gift for any woman of discriminating taste.
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Beautiful art work in this book. I saw it in the library and had to buy it.Published 3 months ago by Pam
A beautiful collection of quotes and illustrations from fictional female characters in various books. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Pursue the Page
Beautiful book! Very popular with all my friends who come over and see it on my coffee table.Published 9 months ago by S. Foster
I don't agree with some of the author's interpretations of what some of the characters look like because I have my own ideas. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Lynn Bullard
Beautiful illustrations. Just what I expected except it didn't have a book jacket!Published 11 months ago by PLS
What a treasure of art and quotations by literature's most beloved female characters, from Jane Eyre, Hester Prynne, and Clarissa Dalloway to Moll Flanders, Wendy Darling, and... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Sandy Baker