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The Woman Who Brought Matisse Back From the Dead

Final excerpt – From Part V – “A Rising Urge to Strangle Someone” – The Woman Who …

She was in the bed beside the door, supine, her face in fixed repose. A black eye-patch was covering her left eye. Alice pulled up a chair and sat beside her. When Claude opened her right eye she showed no surprise. She let Alice squeeze her hand. Alice bent and kissed it, she looked up(…)

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Excerpt from Part III – “It’s Possible to Lead a Cow Upstairs but Not Down” – from The Wo…

  The taxi drove along Lexington Avenue to 42nd Street. His mother had always spoken about Justina as an angel. No photo of Justina survived. No photo of anything, even his mother and father’s wedding, had survived World War I. Julia’s descriptions of Justina had varied so much during the years that he could not(…)

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Excerpt from Part III — “In Paradisum” — The Woman Who ….

The room’s walls were painted pale pink. Julia was hooked up to various machines. Her usually hidden flesh-pink colostomy bag was clipped to the metallic bed frame, its lavender hose disappearing under the blanket. Beside it, also attached to the bed frame, a clear plastic deflated balloon into which bright yellow urine was dripping through(…)

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Excerpt from Part III — “It’s Possible to Lead a Cow Upstairs But Not Down” – The Woman …

The taxi drove along Lexington Avenue to 42nd Street. His mother had always spoken about Justina as an angel. No photo of Justina survived. No photo of anything, even his mother and father’s wedding, had survived World War I. Julia’s descriptions of Justina had varied so much during the years that he could not help(…)

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THE WOMAN WHO BROUGHT MATISSE … – a favorite with Book Clubs

Photos: 1. Matisse in old age 2. Note from Matisse to Claude, the model whose life story is told in THE WOMAN WHO BROUGHT MATISSE BACK FROM THE DEAD 3. Claude in old age THE WOMAN WHO BROUGHT MATISSE BACK FROM THE DEAD has become a popular choice with Book Clubs. I shouldn’t be surprised since it’s tasty,(…)

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