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Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
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Aug 20, 07

bookshelves: 2-loved-it
Recommended to Rachel by: Jen the Intern
Recommended for: Historical fiction lovers
Read in July, 2004, read count: 1

A girl I worked with (who I didn't really like) recommended Girl With a Pearl Earring to me. I decided to give it a shot since I had heard of it before and it was relatively short. I set off for the book store, bought the book, and read it in two days. I had never read a book that so perfectly melded history, art and fiction. Chevalier does such a wonderful job describing her setting, painting her characters, and bringing the reader into the work. The colors, the sounds, the smells, the emotions - all of them are brilliantly captured and terribly engrossing. This is a great read for anyone looking for a short, but captivating novel. Just do me a favor and do not watch the movie. Even my dear Colin Firth could not save the damage they did to the end of this book.

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