The Last Van Gogh

The Last Van Gogh

Book - 2006
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Penguin Putnam
Summer, 1890. Van Gogh arrives at Auvers-sur-Oise, a bucolic French village that lures city artists to the country. It is here that twenty-year-old Maurguerite Gachet has grown up, attending to her father and brother ever since her mother's death. And it is here that Vincent Van Gogh will spend his last summer, under the care of Doctor Gachet - homeopathic doctor, dilettante painter, and collector. In these last days of his life, Van Gogh will create over 70 paintings, two of them portraits of Marguerite Gachet. But little does he know that, while capturing Marguerite and her garden on canvas, he will also capture her heart.

Both a love story and historical novel, The Last Van Gogh recreates the final months of Vincent's life - and the tragic relationship between a young girl brimming with hope and an artist teetering on despair.

Baker & Taylor
In 1890, Van Gogh arrives at Auvers-sur-Oise, a peaceful French village, to spend the summer under the care of Doctor Gachet, a homeopathic doctor and art collector, where the painter will spend the final days of his life creating more than seventy paintings, including two portraits of young Marguerite Gachet, who finds herself drawn to the troubled artist. Original. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, c2006
Edition: Berkley trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780425212677
Characteristics: 308 p. ; 21 cm


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Sep 15, 2012

Definitely not as good or engaging as her book, The Lost Wife, but a good and interesting read.


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