The Last Painting Of Sara De Vos By Dominic Smith

Please join us in reading The Last Painting of Sara De Vos by Dominic Smith for our suggested book club monthly reading.


We will be reviewing The Last Painting of Sara De Vos along with our monthly book club discussions questions for November 31st, 2016.

Set in the Netherlands, New York and Sydney, in three different time periods (1631, 1957, and 2000), this book is about the lives of 3 people, Sara De Vos, Ellie Shipley and Marty De Groot.

The rare painting “At the Edge of a Wood,” painted by De Vos, is the centerpiece of the story that entwines the lives of these people.

New York Times book review says it’s “an elegant page-turner that carries its erudition effortlessly on an energetic plot.”

Dallas Morning News says it’s “a sublime tale of one woman’s lost art, another woman’s tragic mistake, and a privilege man’s link between the two…”

As a fan of art and historical fiction, I am looking forward to reading The Last Painting of Sara De Vos!

This historical fiction has high praises and has been compared to works like Donna Tart’s The Goldfinch  and Tracy Chevalier’s Girl with a Pearl Earring.


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14 thoughts on “The Last Painting Of Sara De Vos By Dominic Smith

    1. Hi Arthur!
      I think the idea of a rare painting, and how 3 peoples lives are entwined through it is an interesting concept, and probably a really good read and would make a good movie too. Sounds like they’ve made an Asian version of it already?
      So far I am enjoying the book. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by!

        1. Hi Arthur!
          I have not seen the movie Cloud Atlas or read the book so I don’t know the similarities.
          The Last painting of Sara De Vos is an historical fiction book.

          Thanks for stopping by!

  1. I love the idea of art and historical fiction! But truth be told, I’ve read enough art history books in my university days to last me a life time. Enjoy this one, Dinh!

    1. Hi Lonna!
      I love art, and especially impressionism. I find it interesting when the author combines art into a book. I’m sure this will be an enjoyable book to read. It’ll be a lighter read after The Little Red Chairs.

      You were lucky to have read art history books! It’s always fantastic to be diverse in reading.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I really liked The Goldfinch, so I appreciate that this one is being compared to that. It also gets plus points in my book because it is set in the Netherlands, where I’m living! I haven’t read too many English books like that so it especially makes me happy to see it here :3

    1. Hi Olivia!
      When a book gets compared to other great books it picks up my interests too. I love art and do find books about history of art interesting. 🙂

      The Netherlands is a great place. I loved the Van Gogh museum! You are lucky to be living in such a fun environment. Enjoy!

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