Search this Site
powered by FreeFind
Search other book
review web sites

Your one stop for finding multiple professional reviews of recently released books.

I am Madame X by Gioia Diliberto

In 1884, John Singer Sargent unveiled in Paris his most famous portrait, Madame X. The woman's bold pose, provocative dress, and alabaster skin caused a scandal in Paris and ended Sargent's career there, and he moved to England where he made his fortune continuing to do portraits of wealthy people. The Madame X of his portrait was an American-born beauty, Virginie Gautreau, whose bold behavior was already the subject of gossip in French society. Gioia Diliberto has written a fictional account of her life based on what little is known about her. I am Madame X is part historical novel, from antebellum Louisiana to Belle Epoque Paris, and part art history about the creation of a famous work of art. The Rocky Mountain News says, "Diliberto has done a masterful job of both holding close to what facts are known about Gautreau and Sargent, and creating anew in a rich and satisfyingly literary way."
[read excerpt]
Buy I am Madame X by Gioia Diliberto

San Francisco Chronicle review by Peter S. Temes review by Lisa Porter

Talladega Daily Home review by Marianne Moates

Gioia Diliberto
Buy from the UK Buy from Canada
Buy from France Buy from Germany
[click book cover for page for I am Madame X]
[click "Buy from the UK" for page for I am Madame X]

Buy gift card