“The Muralist” by Barbara A. Shapiro

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“The Muralist” is told from the perspective Alizée Benoit, a French-American abstract painter, and also through her grand-niece, Danielle Abrams, several decades later. This is an interesting blend of historical fiction – Alizée paints with Jackson Pollock, and befriends Eleanor Roosevelt before she disappears. Danielle attempts to track down her great-aunt through pieces of a mural she uncovers in an auction house in 2015. It is an artistic, historical, political take on 1940s America, as well as today’s New York art scene. If you enjoy art, history, literary fiction, or even mystery you may enjoy this one.

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