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Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
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Nov 02, 08

bookshelves: heart-wrenching
Recommended to Anne by: My mom
Recommended for: Vermeer lovers and art history lovers
Read in November, 2008, read count: 1

Throughout the novel, I found myself constantly looking back at the cover art of the Vermeer painting, trying to see if I could see what Tracy Chevalier saw when she decided to write this. As each page turned I became more and more engrossed in her words and the titillating excitement of getting a glimpse into the past. Some might find it slow, but I was completely engrossed in the narration from start to finish. I couldn't put it down. The description of Vermeer studying Griet as he sets brush to canvas is startlingly provocative, and leaves you with such tension for resolution that the ending comes far too quickly.

A good author always leaves you wanting more and Tracy Chevalier always delivers this desire in me.
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