Pheoebe and the Ghost of Chagall by Jill Koenigsdorf

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Phoebe is an artist making very little money designing wine labels for a winery in Sonoma. Her house is in foreclosure, she's divorced, turning forty, and beleaguered on every front. Enter Marc Chagall s ghost, visible only to her, who appears to help her retrieve one of his own paintings that Phoebe s father found during the liberation of France. Meant for Phoebe and her mother, the painting never made it into their hands. In this debut comic novel, Phoebe and Chagall hunt down the painting in the South of France with help from a cast of characters including two sisters who are witches, a San Francisco Art dealer, and a misguided French innkeeper. Their snooping also leads Chagall to a few out of the hundred paintings that went missing during his lifetime. With skill and tension this book pits characters who appreciate art for its beauty against black market art dealers, evil collectors, and the mysterious German pawn hired to deliver the goods.

About Jill Koenigsdorf

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Jill Koenigsdorf began writing at the age of ten and has never looked back. Her story "Browsers and Grazers" was published in the Chautauqua Review and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Jill's stories have been published in ZYZZYVA, Tin House, The Southwest Review, and American Short Fiction. Her non-fiction pieces have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, Sunset Magazine, The New Mexican, and New Mexico Magazine. Jill also received the McGinnis Award and a Peregrine Prize
Published October 26, 2012 by MacAdam/Cage. 380 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In this debut novel by Koenigsdorf, the ghost of Marc Chagall appears in the soon-to-be foreclosed Sonoma home of Phoebe Rosen, a middle-aged artist earning a meager living painting labels for a winer

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Of course, even an artist could benefit from a helpful ghost who seems almost like a guardian angel who had previously been the masterful artist, Marc Chagall.

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