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Learning to See: A Novel of Dorothea Lange, the Woman Who Revealed the Real America by [Elise Hooper]
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''Elise Hooper's Dorothea Lange is magnetic!...This is a winning novel from the first page.'' --Devin Murphy, author of the national bestseller The Boat Runner

''Historical fiction fans will gobble up Hooper's novel and be left with the satisfied feeling that they have lived through much of the twentieth century with Dorothea Lange.'' --Publishers Weekly

''A fascinating and sometimes surprising introduction to a woman known for her iconic photographs but not her eventful life. Plenty for book groups to discuss about work-life balance.'' --Library Journal --This text refers to the mp3_cd edition.

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At a time when women were supposed to keep the home fires burning, Dorothea Lange, creator of the most iconic photographs of the twentieth century, dared to be different. Now, in this riveting new novel by the author of The Other Alcott, we see the world through her eyes . . .

In 1918, a fearless twenty-two-year-old arrives in bohemian San Francisco from the Northeast, determined to make her own way as an independent woman. Renaming herself Dorothea Lange, she is soon the celebrated owner of the city’s most prestigious and stylish portrait studio and wife of the talented but volatile painter, Maynard Dixon.

By the early 1930s, as America’s economy collapses, her marriage founders and Dorothea must find ways to support her two young sons single-handedly. Determined to expose the horrific conditions of the nation’s poor, she takes to the road with her camera, creating images that inspire, reform, and define the era. And when the United States enters World War II, Dorothea chooses to confront another injustice—the incarceration of thousands of innocent Japanese Americans.

Learning to See is a gripping account of the ambitious woman behind the camera who risked everything for art, activism, and love. But her choices came at a steep price . . . --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0756F1GVS
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ William Morrow Paperbacks (January 22, 2019)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ January 22, 2019
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 8753 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 383 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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