The Art of Seeing
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As a child, the flamboyant, brooding, and beautiful Rozzie was always the star of her family -- especially in her younger sister Jemma's eyes. So when Rozzie takes up acting and, as a teenager, wins a part in a major motion picture, life changes irrevocably for both sisters. Rozzie is catapulted into the chaotic adult world of celebrity while Jemma travels to movie sets and relishes her sister's fame -- never seeing the strain that the spotlight puts on Rozzie. Soon Jemma develops her own artistic ambitions as a photographer, and Rozzie is forced to reveal the secret she has kept from her family for years -- a rare eye condition that threatens her vision. Only then does Jemma begin to see the truth about her sister and herself -- a reality that threatens the delicate balance of their relationship.
A moving and profound story about family, celebrity, envy, and ultimately love, The Art of Seeing is a brilliant exploration of the powerful and enduring connection between sisters.
From Publishers Weekly
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I thoroughly enjoyed this lovely story about the complexities of life amongst siblings and the complicated roles of family. What I like the best is the way Ms. McGovern writes, her fascinating prose that brings every subject to life before the readers' eyes, and, more importantly, in our imaginations. The manner in which she relates past to present and skillfully interweaves them is so delightful.