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The Twin Cities is a hot-bed for talent, with its lioness' share of stage-Moms who have helped their children realize their artistic dreams. My guest, who goes by the stage name of Wendy Islands, has done her stage-Mom part with two stellar artists to show for all her support and attention—Faracy Moon and Garrison Grouse.
We speak with Anka Muhlstein about her new book The Pen and the Brush: How Passion for Art Shaped Nineteenth-Century French Novels. She is the author of many other books, including LaSalle: Explorer of the North American Frontier, and Baron James: The Rise of the French Rothschilds.