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The Color of Light by [Helen Maryles Shankman]
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Editorial Reviews


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Best of 2013 lists:
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Great Imaginations:
“One of the most arresting novels I have read this year. Vampires use thrall to put people under their spell, and this book did the same to me. Rafe Sinclair is the type of character that readers are going to love, hate, and feel all spectrum of emotions for, but the end result will be that he fascinates them, regardless of how they feel.”

Sara’s Organized Chaos:
“It’s haunting, it’s lonely, it’s romantic, it’s wistful, it makes your heart feel. I cannot even tell you how much I loved this book. I literally couldn’t put this book down.”

Book-alicious Mama:
The Color of Light is an ambitious novel, combining art, vampires, and one of the darkest chapters in our history. It’s a book unlike any I’ve read and I highly recommend it.”

The Jewish Standard:
The Color of Light is a poignant love story that brings us into the lives of Manhattan art students, Holocaust victims, and vampires…the writing and sensory descriptions painted in this book are beautiful, with twists and turns in the plot that will keep readers captivated until the final page."

Bookish Whimsy:
“Achingly romantic. The story swept me up in its tender melancholy. I recommend reading it for the intelligent take on a vampire love story.”

Must Read Faster:
“Geez, this book. It's a cliche, I know, but I could not put it down! It seriously pained me to have to DO THINGS other than read this book.”

Ageless Pages Reviews:
“Helen Maryles Shankman has created a must-read here with The Color of Light.”

Books Without Any Pictures:
The Color of Light is an impressive and ambitious novel combining art, vampires, and one of the most painful chapters in human history. It is unlike anything else I’ve ever read, and I would highly recommend it.”

Man of la Book:
“A compelling novel which is both deep and engaging.”

Svetlana’s Reads and Views
“I don't have enough words to describe the luminosity of this novel.”

Elisabeth Schmitz:
“Her take on the traditional vampire novel is engrossing and imaginative.”

About the Author

Helen Shankman's short fiction has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The Kenyon Review, Cream City Review, Gargoyle, Grift, Danse Macabre, 2 Bridges Review and Her family's stories of Holocaust loss and survival inspire much of her work. She holds an MFA in classical art techniques from the New York Academy of Arts. The Color of Light is her first novel. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • Publication Date : October 31, 2013
  • File Size : 1465 KB
  • Print Length : 575 pages
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Publisher : Stony Creek Press (October 31, 2013)
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.0 out of 5 stars 160 ratings