Nonfiction November 2021: Expert on Graphic nonfiction

Nonficnov 2021

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#nonfictionbookparty: Instagram Daily Challenge
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Here is the topic for Week 3 (Nov. 15-19):
Be The Expert/Ask the Expert/Become the Expert
hosted by Veronica at The Thousand Book Project

Three ways to join in this week!
You can either share 3 or more books
on a single topic that you have read and can recommend (be the expert),
you can put the call out for good nonfiction on a specific topic
that you have been dying to read (ask the expert),
or you can create your own list of books
on a topic that you’d like to read (become the expert).

I realized I quite often recommend some graphic nonfiction, so I decided to be the expert today on that. Plus, I think this genre needs better recognition. In my library, they are labeled as “nonfiction graphic novels”, which really doesn’t make any sense.

Here are a few categories.
Most of the graphic nonfiction books I have read are

BIOGRAPHIES

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  the provocative coletteChe

  Agatha The Real Life of Agatha Christie james joyce  

  audubon Monet

            Gandhi dalai lama

   Hedy Lamarr  Adventures of Hergé

ABOUT BOOKS

These two are so good and so on target. Perfect ideas for Christmas gifts for book lovers:

  Book Love I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf  

MEMOIRS

Ichi-F is quite powerful! I don’t think I’ll ever forget that book.

  The American Dream Ichi-F

PHILOSOPHY

  Action Philosophers volume 1 Action Philosophers volume 2

HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE GRAPHIC NONFICTION BOOKS?
ANY OTHER YOU WOULD RECOMMEND?
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Spotlight: The Vanished Collection

The Vanished Collection

The Vanished Collection,
by Pauline Baer de Perignon
Translated by Natasha Lehrer
New Vessel Press
US publication date 1/11/2022
paperback and ebook
La Collection disparue
was first published in French
on 9/9/2020
256 pages
Nonfiction / memoir
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SYNOPSIS

It all started with a list of paintings.
There, scribbled by a cousin she hadn’t seen for years, were the names of the masters whose works once belonged to her great-grandfather, Jules Strauss: Renoir, Monet, Degas, Tiepolo and more.
Pauline Baer de Perignon knew little to nothing about Strauss, or about his vanished, precious art collection. But the list drove her on a frenzied trail of research in the archives of the Louvre and the Dresden museums, through Gestapo records, and to consult with Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano.
What happened in 1942? And what became of the collection after Nazis seized her great-grandparents’ elegant Parisian apartment?
The quest takes Pauline Baer de Perignon from the Occupation of France to the present day as she breaks the silence around the wrenching experiences her family never fully transmitted, and asks what art itself is capable of conveying over time.

 

PRAISE FOR THE VANISHED COLLECTION

“Riveting … This page-turner will delight art history and mystery fans alike.” Publishers Weekly

“Undeniably intriguing … memorable and often moving. A fascinating journey to uncover lost family secrets—and treasure.” — Kirkus Reviews

“As devourable as a thriller… Incredibly moving.” Elle
 
“A terrific book.”Le Point
 
“Stimulated by a desire to write, Pauline unconsciously understands that what she really wants is to bear witness. As if in a Kubrick film, she opens a door and a river of blood pours out on her. With valued assistance from Modiano, Pauline digs into this shocking story that amazes and breaks the heart … transforming an unfortunately commonplace account of paintings stolen by the Nazis into a breathtaking novel of suspense.” Le Figaro
 

“A charmingly told account of a woman’s quest to reconstruct her great-grandfather’s art collection… Profound and touching.” ―Lynn H. Nicholas, author of The Rape of Europa

“Pauline Baer de Perignon is a natural storyteller―refreshingly honest, curious and open. Like the best memoirists, she manages to tell multiple stories simultaneously, to delicately layer meanings and narratives. Here is not only a riveting art world mystery, but an utterly personal, heartfelt, and extremely intelligent story of a woman doing everything she can to uncover the truths of her family.” ―Menachem Kaiser, author of Plunder: A Memoir of Family Property and Nazi Treasure

“Beautifully evokes a vanished world that once stood at the crossroads between the heights of civilization and the depths of barbarism before being overwhelmed by the latter. The restitution to Pauline Baer de Perignon’s family of one of France’s finest 18th-century masterpieces, through a harrowing process dramatically recounted in this book, goes some way to redeem the cause of civilization.” ―James Gardner, author of The Louvre: The Many Lives of the World’s Most Famous Museum

“For decades the lost Jules Strauss collection lay shrouded in mystery. First the Nazi expropriation, followed by the family’s own denial. Finally through determination a great-granddaughter is able to piece together previously buried clues. Pauline Baer’s goal is justice, but an unexpected consequence is a poignant connection with lost family and a keener understanding of history.” — Simon Goodman, author of The Orpheus Clock: The Search for My Family’s Art Treasures Stolen by the Nazis

“‘Every family has its paradise lost,’ writes Pauline Baer de Perignon. Like the Camondos, the Rothschilds, the Ephrussis and other Jewish families whose art was looted in the war, her heritage is of epic proportions and this account of that past resurfacing today is as moving as it is fascinating. I could not put it down.” —Cécile David-Weill, author of Parents Under the Influence and The Suitors 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

The Vanished Collection_Pauline Baer de Perignon

Pauline Baer de Perignon
has co-authored film scripts
and directed writing workshops
in Paris where she lives.
The Vanished Collection is her first book.

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Spotlight, Excerpt, Trailers, and Giveaway: The Church of Tango

Church of Tango coverCherie Magnus
on Tour
June 1-14
with

The Church Of Tango: A Memoir
(memoir)
Release date: 2012
292 pages
Mirasol Press

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SYNOPSIS

When she couldn’t do anything else, she went to Paris. This is a story of survival that cuts across death, cancer, Alzheimer’s, loss of home and homeland and cherished heirlooms and possessions, loss of shared histories, of hope for one’s children, of hope for the future, of love. But it’s also about finding love and unexpected joy. And about listening to the music and dancing.

WATCH HERE THE TRAILERS OF THE TRILOGY

AND DISCOVER HERE AN EXCERPT OF BOOK 2:
THE CHURCH OF TANGO

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

The Church of Tango_Cherie MagnusCherie Magnus
returned home to Los Angeles, California in 2014
after teaching tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina for eleven years.
Before her South American expat adventure,
she lived in France and Mexico.
Cherie worked as a dance research librarian at the Los Angeles Central Library
and was a dance critic for local newspapers.
She is the author of the Death Dance Destiny Memoir Trilogy,
which includes The Church of Tango.
Her articles and reviews on dance, books, travel and international culture
have been published in magazines, professional journals, and anthologies.

To find our more, please visit her website. Follow her on Facebook, and Twitter

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