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Winner of the 2017 Silver IPPY Award for Best First Book/Fiction

“Combining the elegance of literary fiction with realistic period atmosphere and an emotional openness reminiscent of personal memoirs, the prose is entirely immersive … A compelling read for art and women’s history enthusiasts as well as historical fiction fans.”  Booklist

“Huber’s reliance on primary sources, coupled with her luminous prose, creates an unforgettable sojourn into the lives of early 20th-century artists. At the same time, she effortlessly portrays the madness and addiction, which were regularly untreated in those days, that so often accompany genius. Despite much of the novel being introspective rather than action-oriented, it is fast-paced and difficult to put down. A novel as brilliant, but at times as troubling, as the subjects themselves.”  Kirkus Reviews

“Huber’s richly textured language is a wonder to behold, her prose every bit as luminous, inspired, and wise as either Bianco’s or Williams’s own work.”  ForeWord Magazine

The Velveteen Daughter reveals the inner life of Pamela Bianco, the long-forgotten but once heralded English child prodigy of the 1900s. Seamlessly it weaves fiction into reality, and reality into fiction, quickly merging to become one truth that vividly reveals Bianco’s secret heart. This book is not only mesmerizing to read but of great importance, bringing Pamela Bianco as an artist to find her rightful place in the history of art.”  Gloria Vanderbilt

The Velveteen Daughter was chosen as one of “25 Books to Read in 2017” by Cleveland, Ohio independent booksellers.


Christina Baker Kline and Laurel at the ABA Winter Institute in Minneapolis in January.
Christina’s new novel, A Piece of the World, was released in February!