I actually got this copy of Painting Through the Dark a few weeks ago. But I also got a new hip a few weeks ago! I am finally feeling a little normal and walking around again, so am back to my computer and a To Do list a mile long. That list includes sharing this new book I am excited about.
Painting Through the Dark is a new novel by Irish-born author Gemma Whelan. It is the story of a young woman, Ashling O'Leary, determined to leave Ireland and her demons behind and make a life for herself as an artist in San Francisco.
The book is a page-turner, filled with vividly visual scenes and dialog that make the story speed along. I look forward to reading it right through to find out what happens to Ashling!
FROM THE PUBLISHER'S DESCRIPTION
Fleeing from the emotional shackles of her family in Ireland and the convent where she was training to be a nun, the feisty 21-year-old Ashling O'Leary arrives in San Francisco in 1982 with a backpack, a judo outfit, her artist's portfolio, a three-month visa, and a determination to find a way to speak up about the abuse of girls and women in Catholic Ireland. As she becomes embroiled in a whirlwind of love, art, and deception, Ashling learns that her success as an artist and a human being depends on dealing with the ghosts of her past and speaking out on behalf of others.
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