RODIN’S LOVER: A Novel of Camille Claudel

When I visit museums, I seek out the works of sculptors and painters I enjoy. Rodin has always been a favorite of mine, though I admittedly knew little about the artist or his life. When my friend Heather Webb announced that she was writing a historical novel about Rodin’s lover, Camille Claudel, I didn’t want to admit that I had never heard Camille’s name. When I saw the lovely sculptures Camille produced – works which rival (and in some cases, surpass) those created by Rodin and the other male masters of their age — it made me wonder how this talented woman fell so far into

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