This fictionalized account of the life of 19th century French author George Sand is, to me, a perfect example of why writing historical fiction about real subjects is so tricky. The book is clearly meticulously researched, but it always feels somewhat distant from its subject, as though it were merely relaying the major moments of Sand's life instead of letting the reader fully emotionally engage with them. It's still a fairly interesting read, and there are moments when the book really shines, but a more limited focus might have served the author well.

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