Melody
This is a weekly event hosted by Marcia of The Printed Page every Wednesday.

Marcia says:

I love beautiful, and interesting, cover art so every Wednesday I post my 'Cover Attraction' for the week along with a synopsis of the book. Everyone is welcome to stop by and, if they'd like, post a link to their favorite weekly book cover.

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Pictures at an Exhibition by Sara Houghteling
ISBN-13: 9780307266859
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing
Published: February 2009

Synopsis (From B&N):

A sweeping and sensuous novel of a son’s quest to recover his family’s lost masterpieces, looted by the Nazis during the occupation.

Max Berenzon’s father is the most successful art dealer in Paris, owner of the Berenzon Gallery, home to both Picasso and Matisse. To Max’s great surprise, his father forbids him from entering the family business, choosing instead to hire a beautiful and brilliant gallery assistant named Rose Clément. When Paris falls to the Nazis, the Berenzons survive in hiding, but when they return in 1944 their gallery is empty, their priceless collection vanished. In a city darkened by corruption and black martketers, Max chases his twin obsessions: the lost paintings and Rose Clément.

6 Responses
  1. naida Says:

    the book sounds interesting, and the cover is definitely different.
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  2. Dar Says:

    Great cover and the book sounds good as well!


  3. Oo! This does sound good!


  4. Sandy Nawrot Says:

    I've always been interested in the artwork that was lost in WWII. Nice find!


  5. Veens Says:

    I love that cover!! And the synopsis is interesting too!


  6. Alice Teh Says:

    I like the frame on the cover!