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Cynthia Newberry Martin
A novel about finding oneself through art before it’s too late.

A childhood love of Matisse’s Breakfast provides the doorway through which one woman will save herself when tragedy strikes after she has pushed away the man she loves in order to guard her time to herself.

The Painting Story placed on the Short List for Finalists in the 2010 Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition in the novel category. It was also a finalist for the 2008 Emory University Novel Prize. It is currently unavailable for purchase.


Breakfast, Henri Matisse 1920
© 2010 Succession H. Matisse, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Photo: © Philadelphia Museum of Art: The Samuel S. White 3rd and Vera White Collection, 1967
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