The Creation of Eve by Lynn Cullen

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"Enormously satisfying...I'm grateful to Cullen for the pleasures of such a splendid read." -Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author of Water for Elephants.

In 1559, a young woman painter flees a scandal involving one of Michelangelo's students, and is taken to the Spanish court, where she becomes the young queen's confidante and lady-in-waiting. Through her keenly trained eye, readers watch a love triangle unfold involving the queen, the king, and his half brother-a dangerous gamble that risks the lives of the queen and all those who keep her secrets.


About Lynn Cullen

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LYNN CULLEN is the author of the critically praised novel The Creation of Eve, which was an IndieNext pick and was named the Best Historical Novel of 2010 by Atlanta magazine, as well as many acclaimed books for children. She lives with her husband in Atlanta, where she is at work on her next novel.
Published January 25, 2010 by Berkley. 480 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The Washington Post

Sofonisba Anguissola, a student of Michelangelo, became the first distinguished female painter of the Renaissance.

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Open Letters Monthly

I fell in love with Sofonisba Anguissola years ago, when I saw her little self-portrait in Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and was ensnared by her eyes – they were enormous liquid orbs set in a soft, pale face, and they seemed wise and sad beyond the years of the young woman to whom they belonged.

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Lynn Cullen is the author of the young adult novel I Am Rembrandt's Daughter, an ALA Best Book of 2008, and several other acclaimed books for children.

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