An Object of Beauty: A Novel

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Hachette Digital, Inc., Nov 23, 2010 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Lacey Yeager is young, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the NYC art world by storm. Groomed at Sotheby's and hungry to keep climbing the social and career ladders put before her, Lacey charms men and women, old and young, rich and even richer with her magnetic charisma and liveliness. Her ascension to the highest tiers of the city parallel the soaring heights--and, at times, the dark lows--of the art world and the country from the late 1990s through today.
  

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Magical, I love Steve Martin's writing. - LibraryThing
Love Steve Martin's writing. - LibraryThing
Steve Martin is a good writer. - LibraryThing
Martin's writing is excellent as always. - LibraryThing
I foresaw the plot as it unfolded but I didn't mind. - LibraryThing
Her writer friend is always on the periphery observing. - LibraryThing

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Overall, the story was good. However, it's not so much a "whodunit" as a "what really happened" story. The story's pace is slow and methodical through the story. The characters and their motivations were illuminated through flashbacks, sometimes cumbersome ones at that. Read full review

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This, the author’s first novel, couldn’t be more different from his allegorical Oedipus Rex novel, "Ed King," that I read last year. With just two books by Guterson under my reading belt, I'm already ... Read full review

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Steve Martin is a celebrated writer, actor, and performer. His film credits include Father of the Bride, Parenthood and The Spanish Prisoner, as well as Roxanne, L.A. Story, and Bowfinger, for which he also wrote the screenplays. He's won Emmys for his television writing and two Grammys for comedy albums. In addition to a play, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, he has written a bestselling collection of comic pieces, Pure Drivel, and a bestselling novella, Shopgirl. His work appears frequently in The New Yorker and The New York Times. He lives in New York and Los Angeles.

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