|Pages/Publication Date:||362 / 2019|
In 1918, 22-year-old Dorothea Lange arrives in bohemian San Francisco from the Northeast, determined to make her own way as an independent woman. Soon she is the celebrated owner of the city's most prestigious and stylish portrait studio and wife of the talented but volatile painter, Maynard Dixon. During the Depression, a divorced Lange must find ways to support her two young sons single-handedly, and so she sets out on the road with her camera to expose the horrific conditions of the nation's poor. In this novel, Elise Hooper offers a fictionalized account of one of America's most courageous artists, and the price she paid for daring to be different.