"The lives of a quartet of some of the most influential painters and photographers of the early 20th century are chronicled in this intimate and exhaustively researched group biography…This biography offers detailed insight into one of the most important periods in American art.”

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"A captivating, spirited account of the intense relationship among four artists whose strong personalities, passionate feelings, and aesthetic ideals drew them together, pulled them apart, and profoundly influenced the very shape of twentieth-century art…Carolyn Burke mines the correspondence of the foursome to reveal how each inspired, provoked, and unsettled the others while pursuing seminal modes of artistic innovation. The result is a surprising, illuminating portrait of four extraordinary figures."

– Penguin Random House



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Carolyn shares five books that inspired, spurred, or otherwise helped her to think of writing group biography.


March 7, 2019, 7:00pm – City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway, San Francisco, presents Carolyn Burke reading from Foursome.

cover of "No Regrets"March 13, 2019, 7:00pm Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA. Carolyn will read from Foursome and discuss group biography.

cover of "No Regrets"April 10, 2019, 6:00pm– The Commonwealth Club of San Francisco. A conversation with Carolyn and Knopf author Julia Flynn Siler.

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