A luminous, Marquez-esque tale” (O, The Oprah Magazine) from the New York Times bestselling author of The Museum of Extraordinary Things: a forbidden love story set on a tropical island about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro—the Father of Impressionism.
In the bustling city of Paris, a small yet brave dog, Diva, and an adventurous cat named Flea become unlikely friends.
William McFadden was the second white settler to arrive in Placentia around 1870. He was an educated man, the first teacher in the area and a mover and shaker in affairs of early Placentia. In the History Room there is an assortment of letters from the McFaddens; Sarah Jane and her husband William McCormick McFadden, to their sons as they entered Stanford University in 1899. There are also letters between their children after the deaths of their parents. These are preserved for posterity as a record of documented family affairs in the earliest days of 1900.