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Degas in New Orleans: Estelle

When the painter Edgar Degas visits his French-Creole relatives in New Orleans in the 1870s, his cousin and sister-in-law Estelle encourages him to make portraits of their family members. One hundred years later, a young artist finds connections between her ancestors and Degas while renovating a house she has inherited. When she finds two identical portraits of Estelle, she discovers disturbing truths that will change her life. In this edition of Historical Fiction, Rob Weinberg talks to Linda Stewart Henley, author of Estelle, a novel about two women whose lives are intertwined, a century apart.

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