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Also by Alyson Richman:

The Secret of Clouds, February 2019
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The Velvet Hours, September 2016
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The Mask Carver's Son, September 2013
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The Rhythm Of Memory, October 2012
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The Lost Wife, September 2011
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The Last Van Gogh, October 2006
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Swedish Tango, September 2005
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The Mask Carver's Son, February 2001
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The Velvet Hours
Alyson Richman


Berkley
September 2016
On Sale: September 6, 2016
Featuring: Solange
384 pages
ISBN: 0425266265
EAN: 9780425266267
Kindle: B0191ZL2QK
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Women's Fiction Historical | Historical

As Paris teeters on the edge of the German occupation, a young French woman closes the door to her late grandmotherís treasure-filled apartment, unsure if sheíll ever return.

An elusive courtesan, Marthe de Florian cultivated a life of art and beauty, casting out all recollections of her impoverished childhood in the dark alleys of Montmartre. With Europe on the brink of war, she shares her story with her granddaughter Solange Beaugiron, using her prized possessions to reveal her innermost secrets. Most striking of all are a beautiful string of pearls and a magnificent portrait of Marthe painted by the Italian artist Giovanni Boldini. As Martheís tale unfolds, like velvet itself, stitched with its own shadow and light, it helps to guide Solange on her own path.

Inspired by the true account of an abandoned Parisian apartment, Alyson Richman brings to life Solange, the young woman forced to leave her fabled grandmotherís legacy behind to save all that she loved.

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