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Art Lovers Book Club:The Marriage of Opposites

Oct. 18, 4 PM The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

A forbidden love story set on a tropical island about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro.  Growing up on idyllic St Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. When her older husband suddenly dies and his handsome younger nephew Frederick arrives from France to settle the estate, Rachel seizes her own life story by beginning a defiant passionate love affair with Frederick.  A scandal ensues which affects all of her family including her favorite son who will become one of the greatest artists of France.

Hosts for this Event:
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art