Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him by Danielle Ganek

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As The Devil Wears Prada demystified the world of high fashion, this funny and insightful debut novel dishes the crazy and captivating Manhattan art scene. When painter Jeffrey Finelli is run over by a cab, the art world clamors for the instantly in-demand work by the late “emerging artist”—especially an enormous painting called Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him.

Gallery receptionist and aspiring artist Mia McMurray fi nds herself at the center of the hype. She is an amused witness as a Birkin-toting collector, a well-muscled Irish artist, a real estate baron, and Lulu herself, the artist’s niece and muse, battle over the brand-new masterpiece. In the midst of the madness, Mia finds her own creative expression and artistic identity, not to mention love.
 

About Danielle Ganek

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DANIELLE GANEK is the author of the critically praised Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him. She lives with her husband and three children in New York City and is currently working on her third novel.
 
Published April 29, 2008 by Plume. 292 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography. Fiction

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Meanwhile, Lulu quits her Wall Street job to become a painter and falls in love with a famous young artist, and Mia quits the gallery and becomes a writer.

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The New York Times

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Danielle Ganek’s captivatingly titled novel is a genre book, but it’s better than most.

May 28 2007 | Read Full Review of Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him

Publishers Weekly

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In this enjoyably tart art world sendup, winsome, aperçu-spouting Mia McMurray (think Party Girl –era Parker Posey) is a gallerista—one of the invariably decorative young women who act as a gallery's de facto concierge, and "who is always, always watching," as Mia herself puts it.

Feb 26 2007 | Read Full Review of Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him

BC Books

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Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him is the story of a painting and the people who come into contact with it — the gallery receptionist Mia, the owner of the gallery Simon, the crazy artist Dane, the muse Lulu, the dead artist Finelli, the art specialist Zach, and the myriad of collectors.

Jul 17 2007 | Read Full Review of Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him

Entertainment Weekly

Ganek obviously knows the art world, but her light satire is ultimately too featherweight to sustain the plot, and she too transparently telegraphs the outcome of Mia's romantic interests.

Jun 01 2007 | Read Full Review of Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him

Deseret News

Even though the artist is almost completely unknown, his death combined with a very unusual large painting sends the New York art world into a spin.

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