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The Gravity of Birds A Novel

-- Kessler Sisters In The Gravity of Birds histories and memories refuse to stay buried; in the end only the excavation of the past will enable its survivors to love again.

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  • "-- Kessler Sisters In The Gravity of Birds histories and memories refuse to stay buried; in the end only the excavation of the past will enable its survivors to love again."@en
  • "When a famous, reclusive painter asks them to sell a never-before-seen portrait, an art history professor and an eccentric young art authenticator find their task complicated when they attempt to locate the two women in the portrait, who seem to have disappeared."
  • "When a famous, reclusive painter asks them to sell a never-before-seen portrait, an art history professor and an eccentric young art authenticator find their task complicated when they attempt to locate the two women in the portrait, who seem to have disappeared."@en
  • "Sisters Natalie and Alice Kessler were close until adolescence wrenched them apart. Natalie is a headstrong, manipulative beauty; Alice is a dreamer who loves books and birds. During a lakeside summer holiday, they sit for a family portrait by struggling young painter Thomas Bayber. By summer's end, three lives are shattered. Decades later, Bayber, now a reclusive, world-renowned artist, unveils a never-before-seen work, Kessler Sisters. Bayber asks Dennis Finch, an art history professor, and Stephen Jameson, an eccentric young art authenticator, to sell the painting for him. That task becomes more complicated when the artist requires that they first locate Natalie and Alice, who seem to have vanished."
  • "Sisters Alice and Natalie were once close, but adolescence is wrenching them apart. Alice is a dreamer who loves books and birds; Natalie is headstrong, manipulative - and beautiful. On their lakeside family holiday, Alice falls under the thrall of a struggling young painter, Thomas Bayber. But Natalie seems unmoved, tolerating sittings for a family portrait with surprising indifference. By the end of the summer, three lives are shattered. Decades later, Thomas, now a world-renowned artist, reveals the existence of a portrait of himself with Alice and Natalie from that fateful summer. The sisters themselves have disappeared. And Thomas is torn between taking their secrets to the grave, or using the painting to resurrect the past before it closes up on all of them for good..."

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  • "Large type books"@en
  • "Large type books"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Love stories"@en
  • "Love stories"
  • "Psychological fiction"
  • "Large print books"@en
  • "Domestic fiction"

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  • "The Gravity of Birds A Novel"@en
  • "The gravity of birds"@en
  • "The gravity of birds"
  • "The gravity of birds a novel"@en
  • "Gravity of Birds"@en