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The Velveteen Daughter

by Laurel D. Huber

The Velveteen Daughter by Laurel D. Huber
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    Jul 2017, 416 pages

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A novel filled with multifaceted and illuminating observations on art, family, and the consequences of genius touched by madness.

Margery Williams Bianco was the author of one of the world's best-loved, classic children's books, The Velveteen Rabbit. Her daughter, Pamela Bianco, became a famous artist when she was still a child, with her first gallery showing in Turin, Italy when she was only 11. However, child prodigies (see Beyond the Book) cannot remain young forever, and when they grow up they are often forgotten. Such is the case with Pamela Bianco; most people don't know anything about her. In her fictional account of their lives, The Velveteen Daughter, Laurel Davis Huber delves into the relationship between Pamela and her mother, while positing what caused her to fall into relative obscurity.

I should admit that I never read The Velveteen Rabbit as a child. However, Huber includes the full text in her novel, so it filled that gaping hole in my education. However, Huber does much more than that. She ...

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