Sophie Marks' path to artistic and personal fulfillment takes her from World War II England to post-war Paris and the Italian countryside of Umbria, where she learns that creativity alone is not enough to sustain a rewarding life. She leaves Europe in 1967 and spends the next two decades in the American Southwest. Acclaimed at last as an artist, she returns to England to confront the hidden memories of her childhood and to test the possibilities of a renewed love, a passion ripened by maturity.
A beautifully realized saga of a complex, gifted woman, Broken Colors is a rich story, deeply affecting and wise. Named a Notable Title in December 2007 by the independent bookstore association, Booksense.
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"With soaring lyricism, Zackheim limns an exquisitely haunting portrait of an indelibly scarred, yet deeply passionate, woman." - Booklist.
"Zackheim delivers the epic life of a woman whose art and survival become ever more tightly bound with passing years." - Publishers Weekly.
"This is a beautiful novel, sometimes comic and always wise. Visual artist Zackheim imbues the novel with her deep knowledge of the art world, from techniques to agents to the world of galleries." - Library Journal.
"I loved Broken Colors, it went into my heart and stayed there." - Vanessa Redgrave.
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Michele Zackheim is the author of one previous novel, Violette's Embrace, and one work of nonfiction, Einstein's Daughter: The Search for Lieserl. Before turning to writing, she worked as a visual artist and has shown in numerous museums and galleries.
More at MicheleZackheim.com.
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