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One Madder Woman
A vivid recreation of the life of Berthe Morisot, the defiant, troubled genius and sole female member of the group of avant-garde artists that were to become known as the Impressionists.
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ONE MADDER Woman featured in a beautiful window display at Bolen's books in Victoria, BC (with an excited fan and her very own copy!)
praise for one madder woman
What an enchanting world! Trailblazing
artists, smouldering sensuality, and the rare
mind of a visual artist who changed the way
we see. Every time I left the book, I rushed to
return, to be beguiled again by Crane’s deft
and painterly vision, and her penetrating
exploration of a woman genius at work in
a field utterly dominated by men.
author of Petra and Oh, My Darling
About the author
Dede Crane is the author of five books of fiction and co-editor of Great Expectations, a collection of essays on childbirth. Her work has been short-listed for the CBC Literary Prize, Western Magazine Award, CLA Award, Ontario Library Best Book Award, the Bolen Book Prize and Victoria Butler Book Prize, among others.
A former professional ballet dancer and choreographer, she is a mother of four with her partner, the writer, Bill Gaston, and has taught in the Writing Department at the University of Victoria. Born in Washington D.C., she moved to Canada in her early twenties and now lives on Gabriola Island, British Columbia.