➪ The Talented Miss Farwell Read ➲ Author Emily Gray Tedrowe – Pimply.info

The Talented Miss Farwell Catch Me If You Can Meets Patricia Highsmith In This Electrifying Page Turner Of Greed And Obsession, Survival And Self Invention That Is A Piercing Character Study Of One Unforgettable Female Con Artist Becky Farwell Is One Of The Most Wickedly Compelling Characters I Ve Read In Ages A Machiavellian Marvel, A Modern Becky Sharp, A Character To Root For Despite Your Better Judgment And Her Story, Both Topical And Timeless, Will Knock You Off Your Feet Rebecca Makkai, Author Of The Great BelieversAt The End Of The S, With The Art Market Finally Recovered From Its Disastrous Collapse, Miss Rebecca Farwell Has Made A Killing At Christie S In New York City, Selling A Portion Of Her Extraordinary Art Collection For A Rud Percent Profit Dressed In Couture YSL, Drinking The Finest Champagne At Trendy Balthazar, Reba, As She S Known, Is The Picture Of A Wealthy Art Collector To Some, The Elusive Miss Farwell Is A Shark With Outstanding Business Acumen To Others, She S A Heartless Capitalist Whose Only Interest In Art Is How Much She Can MakeBut A Thousand Miles From The Big Apple, In The Small Town Of Pierson, Illinois, Miss Farwell Is Someone Else Entirely A Quiet Single Woman Known As Becky Who Still Lives In Her Family S Farmhouse, Wears Sensible Shoes, And Works Tirelessly As The Town S Treasurer And Controller No One Understands The Ins And Outs Of Pierson S Accounts Better Than Becky She S The Last One In The Office Every Night, Crunching The Numbers Somehow, Her Neighbors Marvel, She Always Finds A Way To Get The Struggling Town Just A Little Money What Pierson Doesn T See And Can Never Discover Is That Much Of That Money Is Shifted Into A Separate Account That She Controls, Borrowed Funds Used To Finance Her Art Habit Though She Quietly Repays Pierson When She Can, The Business Of Art Is Cutthroat And Unpredictable But As Reba Farwell S Deals Get Bigger And Bigger, Becky Farwell S Debt To Pierson Spirals Out Of Control How Long Can The Talented Miss Farwell Continue To Pull Off Her Double Life I received a free ARC of The Talented Miss Farwell from Harper Collins Publishing, but all thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own She was Becky Farwell, quicksilver, out thinker, king Infatigable, audacious, high flying Becky or Reba, depending on who you ask isn t the type to settle And why should she, when she s pretty much perfected the balance between hometown sweetheart and international art dealer The plot of this book swept me up into a roiling current of prop I received a free ARC of The Talented Miss Farwell from Harper Collins Publishing, but all thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own She was Becky Farwell, quicksilver, out thinker, king Infatigable, audacious, high flying Becky or Reba, depending on who you ask isn t the type to settle And why should she, when she s pretty much perfected the balance between hometown sweetheart and international art dealer The plot of this book swept me up into a roiling current of propulsive momentum, nail biting moments of tension, and the overarching question will she be able to pull it all off Becky is tenacious, brazen I liked her immediately Although her Activity embezzling, to be blunt falls short of selfless or even, well, legal, she executes all of her schemes, from saving her father s failing business to her shady and glamorous art world dealings, with such determination and vivacity that you can t help but be impressed Little Becky Farwell, local girl made good For now.The pace of the plot was my favorite part of this story because I simply couldn t put the book down I had to know what was coming next I enjoyed the descriptive, yet offhand references to art and fashion that fleshed out theconceptual side of Becky s double life, that of lofty penthouses filled with priceless art, artists themselves tossed to the wolves in extravagant parties that lasted till dawn The fashion in particular I thought was a clever plot device to show Becky s passage through time and ascension up the social ladder she begins the book wearing green eyeshadow following advice from a magazine, but as an adult sits first row at shows for McQueen and Rei Kawakubo.The consistency, too, of Becky s cutthroat desire for opulence,art,money was an interesting measuring stick for the events of the book Although she herself admits there are times when she could have, should have, bailed out of the whole scheme while she was ahead, both she and her reader are waiting to see how far she ll push it and how much she ll get away with Giveaway Win A whirlwind adventure of a book I lived in New York myself in the 90s and like the talented protagonist of two names, was drawn to Soho and the art scene Somewhat terrifyingly, it was not hard for me to understand how a bored girl from a small town might somehow fall into a second identity as a thief and glamorous patron of the art world You d think you could never understand how an understated girl from a small town could embezzle this amount of money But the author does a wonderful job of A whirlwind adventure of a book I lived in New York myself in the 90s and like the talented protagonist of two names, was drawn to Soho and the art scene Somewhat terrifyingly, it was not hard for me to understand how a bored girl from a small town might somehow fall into a second identity as a thief and glamorous patron of the art world You d think you could never understand how an understated girl from a small town could embezzle this amount of money But the author does a wonderful job of showing exactly how this happened, in a frighteningly seductive way, Though this book draws an obvious comparison to the Talented Mr Ripley, it sometimes reminded me a littleof the first part of Psycho only what if Marion Crane went back and forth between her office job and the glamorous escape she had tried to make, which was a success I found this book to be a whole lot of delicious fun and was surprised to learn it is based on a true story which I am now inclined to research If you have any interest in art, crime, or both, you will be sucked into this book..Thanks to Harper Collins, NetGalley and the Talented Emily Grey Tedrowe for the advanced copy of this lovely book which I savored like a fine piece of art This title already has many long reviews here, some that give away the whole plot, so I won t repeat what has already been said My favorite part of the story was the beginning chapters when Becky Farwell is a smart, hard working teenager who takes care of her father and runs his business In a way, this is a feminist tale a boy in the same situation wouldn t run into the obstacles that kept Miss Farwell feeling lonely and desperate for a little fun and excitement I m picky about endings and t This title already has many long reviews here, some that give away the whole plot, so I won t repeat what has already been said My favorite part of the story was the beginning chapters when Becky Farwell is a smart, hard working teenager who takes care of her father and runs his business In a way, this is a feminist tale a boy in the same situation wouldn t run into the obstacles that kept Miss Farwell feeling lonely and desperate for a little fun and excitement I m picky about endings and this story has a great ending Miss Farwell is talented and hardworking, so where ever she ends up, she s going to do well

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