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For May’s Book Club, we will be reading Renoir’s Dancer: The Secret Life of Suzanne Valadon by Catherine Hewitt. In 1880s France, Suzanne Valadon was considered the Impressionists’ most beautiful model. As a teenager, she began posing for – and having affairs with – some of the age’s most renowned painters. But behind her captivating façade lay a secret: she herself was a talented artist. Rebellious and opinionated, she refused to be confined by tradition, gender or background. In 1894, her work was accepted to the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts and she became one of the most notable female artists of the period.