Lily Wilk always knew she was destined to be an artist, ever since she pulled a drawing kit from a grab bag on her tenth birthday. Now Lily's work is always in demand around her small Massachusetts town, where she makes her living painting everything from fire hydrants to 'Gulls' and 'Buoys' signs on the bathroom doors at the local seafood restaurant. But when supermarket heiress Mary Ziemba commissions her to paint a family portrait, Lily senses that her lifelong dream of creating a memorable masterpiece is finally within her grasp. What she discovers however, is that dreams often take unexpected twists...and with each small and gentle brush stroke she applies to Mary Ziemba's painting, Lily learns more than she ever imagined about the meaning of friendship, family and love.
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(209mm x 134mm x 18mm)
Washington Square Press Inc.,N.Y.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Author Biography - Suzanne Strempek Shea
Suzanne Strempek Shea, winner of the 2000 New England Book Award for Fiction, is the author of the novels Selling the Lite of Heaven; Hoopi Shoopi Donna; Lily of the Valley; and Around Again; and the memoirs Songs from a Lead-Lined Room: Notes -- High and Low -- From My Journey Through Breast Cancer and Radiation; and Shelf Life: Romance, Mystery, Drama, and Other Page-Turning Adventures from a Year in a Bookstore. She lives in Bondsville, Massachusetts.