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Sixth & I

Novelist Sara Houghteling


Feb 23, 2009 • 7:00 pm ET
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Sara Houghteling will read from and discuss her luminous debut novel, >Pictures at an Exhibition,and talk about the real-life events and figures who inspired it. Set in a Paris darkened by World War II, the novel tells the story of a son’s quest to recover his family’s lost masterpieces — Picassos, Matisses, Monets —looted by the Nazis during the occupation. Houghteling spent a year in Paris on a Fulbright scholarship conducting research on wartime Paris, the art world, and the tragedy of looting by the Third Reich. Listen to the author discuss how she wove fact into this stunning work of fiction.