A Book in Her Hands
Sara Haines is a young lady whose desire is to be a painter. Because they live in the same town, Sara knows Winslow Homer, one of the very best artists ever in America. She embarks on a path that will lead her to herdesire, including seeking help from Homer. Homer strongly affirmed women’s rights and the full humanity of slaves, but he spoke only through his art. Sara’s journey includes seeking to be part of his art. The novel explores twenty-five of Homer’s paintings, not in a museum but as they are being painted. Sara provides her answer to the question of how a single woman can survive in the 1860s and 1870s as she seeks to achieve her dreams.