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Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
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Nov 08, 10

Read in October, 2010

The Girl with a Peark Earring is a warm blend of historical fiction, bringing together the authenticity of everyday life in 17th century Holland in the story of a young girl who is sent to keep house and eventually assist Vermeer in his studio. The young girl gives a seamless picture into not only the painter but the methods and construction of his work- from grinding up plants and herbs to achieve the perfect chalky colors to the attention of detail given to the recreation of each scene Vermeer works to reproduce on canvas. The book is an easy, light read that goes down like a cup of hot chocolate.
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