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by | Read by Christine Coulson, Chris Henry Coffey, Jackie Sanders, Megan Tusing

Fiction • 1.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

In this short, witty audiobook, author Christine Coulson briskly delivers the text of various museum wall labels that tell the long life story of Caroline Margaret Brooks Whitaker, known as Kitty, who is portrayed as a precious object to be admired--like a work of art. As Kitty's "provenance" grows through multiple marriages and the labels become hilariously longer, Coulson maintains the seriousness of a museum docent. Narrators Chris Henry Coffey, Jackie Sanders, and Megan Tusing interrupt the tour with gossipy comments that point out Kitty's surface craquelure, unflattering chiaroscuro lighting, and significant need for restoration. Kitty is an eccentrically independent woman who strives to become a true masterpiece that can withstand the shallowness of upper-class art collectors. As tastes in art change, the exhibit closes, and her portrait goes into permanent storage. J.E.S. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2023]

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2023

DD ISBN 9781797166032 $9.99

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