CapRadio Reads

CapRadio Reads is a book club and online reading community, hosted by Capital Public Radio. Moderator Vicki Lorini and host Donna Apidone encourage you to participate in person or on the website.

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July 16, 2014

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Our August title, The Painted Girls, kicks off two months of books about art and artists. Join us in our art-filled Community Room for these face-to-face meetings.

CapRadio Reads wants to make sure you have a full artistic experience. Our July event with author Galadrielle Allman brought us tales of her life and the life of her father, Duane Allman. Along with her conversation, those of us lucky enough to attend the event were also treated to music by her father and delicious food and wine.

Coming up in August, we can delve into one more of the senses -- visual. Cathy Marie Buchanan's book, The Painted Girls, will allow our visual senses to roam over the words and in our minds, we will be able to see the paintings and small wax and fabric statues of Edgar Degas.

Set in Belle Époque Paris, The Painted Girls is the story of two sisters, one of whom was a model for Degas' famous and controversial statue, Little Dancer of Fourteen Years. After the death of their father, with their mother deep into an Absinthe addiction, the van Goethem sisters had to go to work. Both girls enter the world of theater and dance. Both are at their most vulnerable, and this is where the story starts.

Please pick up your books and join us for another evening of book discussion, a little wine and loads of good conversation. We'll meet in our Community Room at 6:30 on August 12.

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