Susan Vreeland




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Susan Vreeland is an internationally renowned best-selling author and four-time winner of the Theodor Geisel Award for Fiction, the San Diego Book Award’s highest honor. She is known for writing historical fiction on art-related themes, including Girl in Hyacinth Blue, The Passion of Artemisia, Luncheon of the Boating Party, and Clara and Mr. Tiffany. Her books have been translated into 26 languages. She lives in San Diego, California.


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Susan Vreeland The place I'm going to mention has nothing to do with writing or art. There is a place in Yosemite National Park in California where two rushing…moreThe place I'm going to mention has nothing to do with writing or art. There is a place in Yosemite National Park in California where two rushing rivers come down out of the Sierras and converge in spume and in thunderous, foaming waves, bouncing over rocks. It's called "Happy Isles." I love to sit on a rock at water's edge and feel the wind coming through the mountain chute and the droplets of water spraying on my face. It's tremendously refreshing, and has given me the sense of continuity and the power of God.(less)
Susan Vreeland The library, dear Marsha. What would we writers do without good libraries? For all my novels, I start the research with learning about the artist,…moreThe library, dear Marsha. What would we writers do without good libraries? For all my novels, I start the research with learning about the artist, then his time and place in history, then I delve into ancillary topics. And of course I study paintings. What a job that is!(less)
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“That a thing made by hand, the work and thought of a single craftsman, can endure much longer than its maker, through centuries in fact, can survive natural catastrophe, neglect, and even mistreatment, has always filled me with wonder. Sometimes in museums, looking at a humble piece of pottery from ancient Persia or Pompeii, or a finely wrought page from a medieval illuminated manuscript toiled over by a nameless monk, or a primitive tool with a carved handle, I am moved to tears. The unknown life of the maker is evanescent in its brevity, but the work of his or her hands and heart remains.”
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“You know, bicycling isn't just a matter of balance," I said. "it's a matter of faith. You can keep upright only by moving forward. You have to have your eyes on the goal, not the ground. I'm going to call that the Bicyclist's Philosophy of Life.”
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“It was strange: When you reduced even a fledgling love affair to its essentials--I loved her, she maybe loved me, I was foolish, I suffered--it became vacuous and trite, meaningless to anyone else. In the end, it's only the moments that we have, the kiss on the palm, the joint wonder at the furrowed texture of a fir trunk or at the infinitude of grains of sand in a dune. Only the moments.”
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