Last month, when I read Alyson Richman’s “The Lost Wife,” and I saw she had written a book entitled “The Last Van Gogh” I knew I would have to read it. I have always had a fascination with the artist and a great love for his art.
The book covers the last seventy days of Van Gogh’s life that he spent in Auvers-sur-Oise, being treated by Dr. Gachet. During his seventy days there he completed seventy painting. The Gachet household welcomed him in and the doctor’s daughter, Marguerite was a favorite object of the artist’s eye. Marguerite, tired of living in a repressive household, believe Vincent’s arrival signals a change in her destiny. How will their relationship be accepted by Marguerite’s father and how will it affect Vincent’s artwork?
The book is a wonderful combination of facts and conjecture. Loved it. Ms. Richman pulled me in once again and I did not want to leave.
4 stars (Rated PG13 – very mild, infrequent sex talk)