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Lisette's List - A Novel

Susan Vreeland

From Susan Vreeland, bestselling author of such acclaimed novels as Girl in Hyacinth Blue, Luncheon of the Boating Party, and Clara and Mr. Tiffany, comes a richly imagined story of a woman's awakening in the south of Vichy France-to the power of art, to the beauty of provincial life, and to love in the midst of war. In 1937, young Lisette Roux and her husband, André, move from Paris to a village in Provence to care for André's grandfather Pascal. Lisette regrets having to give up her dream of becoming a gallery apprentice and longs for the comforts and sophistication of Paris. But as she soon discovers, the hilltop town is rich with unexpected pleasures. Pascal once worked in the nearby ochre mines and later became a pigment salesman and frame maker; while selling his pigments in Paris, he befriended Pissarro and Cézanne, some of whose paintings he received in trade for his frames. Pascal begins to tutor Lisette in both art and life, allowing her to see his small collection of paintings and the Provençal landscape itself in a new light. Inspired by Pascal's advice to "Do the important things first," Lisette begins a list of vows to herself (#4. Learn what makes a painting great). When war breaks out, André goes off to the front, but not before hiding Pascal's paintings to keep them from the Nazis' reach. With German forces spreading across Europe, the sudden fall of Paris, and the rise of Vichy France, Lisette sets out to locate the paintings (#11. Find the paintings in my lifetime). Her search takes her through the stunning French countryside, where she befriends Marc and Bella Chagall, who are in hiding before their flight to America, and acquaints her with the land, her neighbors, and even herself in ways she never dreamed possible. Through joy and tragedy, occupation and liberation, small acts of kindness and great acts of courage, Lisette learns to forgive the past, to live robustly, and to love again. Praise for Lisette's List "Vreeland's love of painters and painting, her meticulous research

From Susan Vreeland, bestselling author of such acclaimed novels as Girl in Hyacinth Blue, Luncheon of the Boating Party, and Clara and Mr. Tiffany, comes a richly imagined story of a woman's awakening in the south of Vichy France-to the power of art, to the beauty of provincial life, and to love in the midst of war. In 1937, young Lisette Roux and her husband, André, move from Paris to a village in Provence to care for André's grandfather Pascal. Lisette regrets having to give up her dream of becoming a gallery apprentice and longs for the comforts and sophistication of Paris. But as she soon discovers, the hilltop town is rich with unexpected pleasures. Pascal once worked in the nearby ochre mines and later became a pigment salesman and frame maker; while selling his pigments in Paris, he befriended Pissarro and Cézanne, some of whose paintings he received in trade for his frames. Pascal begins to tutor Lisette in both art and life, allowing her to see his small collection of paintings and the Provençal landscape itself in a new light. Inspired by Pascal's advice to "Do the important things first," Lisette begins a list of vows to herself (#4. Learn what makes a painting great). When war breaks out, André goes off to the front, but not before hiding Pascal's paintings to keep them from the Nazis' reach. With German forces spreading across Europe, the sudden fall of Paris, and the rise of Vichy France, Lisette sets out to locate the paintings (#11. Find the paintings in my lifetime). Her search takes her through the stunning French countryside, where she befriends Marc and Bella Chagall, who are in hiding before their flight to America, and acquaints her with the land, her neighbors, and even herself in ways she never dreamed possible. Through joy and tragedy, occupation and liberation, small acts of kindness and great acts of courage, Lisette learns to forgive the past, to live robustly, and to love again. Praise for Lisette's List "Vreeland's love of painters and painting, her meticulous research
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From Susan Vreeland, bestselling author of such acclaimed novels as Girl in Hyacinth Blue, Luncheon of the Boating Party, and Clara and Mr. Tiffany, comes a richly imagined story of a woman's awakening in the south of Vichy France-to the power of art, to the beauty of provincial life, and to love in the midst of war. In 1937, young Lisette Roux and her husband, André, move from Paris to a village in Provence to care for André's grandfather Pascal. Lisette regrets having to give up her dream of becoming a gallery apprentice and longs for the comforts and sophistication of Paris. But as she soon discovers, the hilltop town is rich with unexpected pleasures. Pascal once worked in the nearby ochre mines and later became a pigment salesman and frame maker; while selling his pigments in Paris, he befriended Pissarro and Cézanne, some of whose paintings he received in trade for his frames. Pascal begins to tutor Lisette in both art and life, allowing her to see his small collection of paintings and the Provençal landscape itself in a new light. Inspired by Pascal's advice to "Do the important things first," Lisette begins a list of vows to herself (#4. Learn what makes a painting great). When war breaks out, André goes off to the front, but not before hiding Pascal's paintings to keep them from the Nazis' reach. With German forces spreading across Europe, the sudden fall of Paris, and the rise of Vichy France, Lisette sets out to locate the paintings (#11. Find the paintings in my lifetime). Her search takes her through the stunning French countryside, where she befriends Marc and Bella Chagall, who are in hiding before their flight to America, and acquaints her with the land, her neighbors, and even herself in ways she never dreamed possible. Through joy and tragedy, occupation and liberation, small acts of kindness and great acts of courage, Lisette learns to forgive the past, to live robustly, and to love again. Praise for Lisette's List "Vreeland's love of painters and painting, her meticulous research

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kim Bubbs

Length:

13h 8m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:10


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:35


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:22


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:34


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:55


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:30


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:39


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:29


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:19


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:05


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:20


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:50


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:50


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:29


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:45


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:24


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:01


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:20


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:37


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:20


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:40


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:30


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:01


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:32


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:01


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:16


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:57


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:48


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:14


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:11


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:44


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:22


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:29


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:59


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:54


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:38


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:37


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:36


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:18


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:07


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:57


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:32


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:10


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:28


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:36


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:40


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:11


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:49


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

09:04


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:25


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:45


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:57


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:16


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:54


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:39


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:47


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:50


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:56


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:32


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:51


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:50


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:56


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:50


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:33


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:47


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:36


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:36


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:09


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:28


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:41


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

09:04


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:33


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:08


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:47


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:35


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:43


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:28


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:20


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:20


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:36


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:21


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:50


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

08:06


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

08:27


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:41


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

08:24


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:41


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

09:01


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:57


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

02:47


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:14


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:48


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:50


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:43


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:14


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

02:56


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:48


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

00:32