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I am delighted to share, with permission, a review of The Drawing Lesson written by Robert Adams, as he has quite a following and is a lecturer on English literature. In the text below the review, you will see other novelists that he has reviewed.

“A most satisfying read. Two fascinating and intertwined stories—one of a painter’s struggle to rediscover his Muse, the source of the magical light in his work and the other a dramatization of the ongoing struggle between conceptual and representational art. Mary Martin handles a large cast of characters with great narrative skill. Each has a compelling story to tell and a past—sometimes shocking—to come to terms with. Martin brings her settings, including London and Venice, to vivid life.”

About the reviewer

Author and lecturer Robert Adams delivers five highly acclaimed reviews each year of contemporary novels to sold-out audiences in Toronto and Montreal. He has reviewed books by such novelists as Nobel Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Saul Bellow, Herzog; Booker Prize-winning novelist J.M. Coetzee, Disgrace; Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner; and Jonathan Frazen’s The Corrections.

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