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An Object of Beauty

A Novel

by Steve Martin

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An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin
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  • Published Nov 2010
    304 pages
    Genre: Literary Fiction

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Lacey Yeager is young, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the NYC art world by storm. Groomed at Sotheby's and hungry to keep climbing the social and career ladders put before her, Lacey charms men and women, old and young, rich and even richer with her magnetic charisma and liveliness. Her ascension to the highest tiers of the city parallel the soaring heights - and, at times, the dark lows - of the art world and the country from the late 1990s through today.

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"Martin compresses the wild and crazy end of the millennium and finds in this piercing novel a sardonic morality tale." - Publishers Weekly

"Martin's celebrity alone is reason to purchase this title; his agile musings on art and the business of art will give book clubs much to discuss." - Library Journal

"This page-turner is likely to make readers feel like they have been given a backstage pass to an elite world few are privileged to observe." - Booklist

"An artfully told tale of trade, caste and the obsessive mindset of collectors." - Kirkus Reviews

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Steve Martin Author Biography

Steve Martin is one of the most well-known talents in entertainment. His work has earned him an Academy Award®, five Grammy® awards, an Emmy®, the Mark Twain Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors. As an author, Martin's work includes the novel An Object of Beauty, the play Picasso at the Lapin Agile, a collection of comic pieces, Pure Drivel, a bestselling novella, Shopgirl, and his memoir Born Standing Up. Martin's films include The Jerk, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Roxanne, Parenthood, L.A. Story, Father of the Bride, and Bowfinger.

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