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The Art of Seeing: A Novel
By Cammie McGovern and Carrie Meback Mack (contributor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Scribner
Publication date August 1, 2002
Pages 283
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780743228350
ISBN-10 0743228359
Dimensions 1 by 6.50 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.20 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $24.00
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
Idolizing her teen movie actress sister Rozzie, Jemma accompanies her older sibling to the sets and social scenes of her glamorous life, and in the wake of her own budding ambitions, learns that Rozzie is suffering from a dangerous eye disease.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A mesmerizing and intimate literary debut about the complex relationship between two sisters and the personal ramifications of fame, from the recipient of many fiction awards and a Stegner Fellowship.In this deeply resonant first novel, Cammie McGovern chronicles the intertwined lives of sisters, from childhood through adulthood. Rozzie is flamboyant, brooding, and beautiful, a star in her younger sister Jemma's eyes even when they are still children. When Rozzie becomes an actress, and, as a teenager wins a part in a major motion picture, life changes irrevocably for both sisters. Rozzie is catapulted into the adult world of celebrity and the inevitable attention it brings. Jemma follows, traveling to movie sets, befriending other actors, relishing her sister's fame, never seeing the strain it puts on Rozzie.Only when Jemma beings to develop her own artistic ambitions, and Rozzie is forced to reveal the secret she has kept from her family for years -- she is suffering from a dangerous eye disease and may lose her sight -- does Jemma begin to see the truths about her sister that threaten the delicate balance of their relationship. Written by the sister of actress Elizabeth McGovern, The Art of Seeing is a masterfully crafted and absorbing novel about the nature of celebrity and visibility, and the powerful and enduring connection between sisters and families.

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from Scribner (August 1, 2002)
9780743228350 | details & prices | 283 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $24.00
About: Idolizing her teen movie actress sister Rozzie, Jemma accompanies her older sibling to the sets and social scenes of her glamorous life, and in the wake of her own budding ambitions, learns that Rozzie is suffering from a dangerous eye disease.
Miscellaneous
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from Scribner (May 15, 2007)
9780743234054 | details & prices | 288 pages | List price $10.99

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