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When artist Susan Gilbert Harvey opens
her great-aunts steamer trunk, she discovers a kindred
spirit. Anna McNulty Lester (1862-1900) taught art in womens
colleges in Georgia and Virginia. In 1898 she was alone in
Paris, drawing from life in famous studios while medicating
her chronic cough.
Susan goes to Paris in 1998 to find Annas
pensions and studios and to relive her own college year abroad.
Paris is a catalyst for transformation, whether one is a nineteenth-century
painter, a nineteen-year-old student on Hollins Abroad, or
an adventurous sixty-one-year-old sculptor.
In this work of creative nonfiction,
Susan Gilbert Harvey interlaces the lives of two women in
two centuries. Letters and mementos form a layered portrait
of two independent artists in transition.