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Book Title: The Girl with a Pearl Earring|
The author of the book: Tracy Chevalier
ISBN 13: 9780007140848
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 699 KB
Date of issue: June 17th 2002
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History and fiction merge seamlessly in this luminous novel about artistic vision and sensual awakening. Girl with a Pearl Earring tells the story of sixteen-year-old Griet, whose life is transformed by her brief encounter with genius ... even as she herself is immortalized in canvas and oil.
Chevalier brings the real artist Vermeer and a fictional muse to life in a jewel of a novel. (Time magazine)
A vibrant, sumptuous novel...triumphant...a beautifully written tale that mirrors the elegance of the painting that inspired it. (The Wall Street Journal)
The richest, most rewarding novel I have read this year. (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)
Outstanding. (USA Today)
Marvelously evocative. (The New York Times)
Superb...vividly captures the world of 17th-century Delft. (San Francisco Chronicle)
Tracy Chevalier has so vividly imagined the life of the painter and his subject that you say to yourself: This is the way it must have been. (The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
A jewel of a novel. (The Miami Herald)
Author Bio: Tracy Chevalier holds a graduate degree in creative writing from the University of East Anglia. Her first novel, The Virgin Blue, was chosen by UK bookseller WH Smith for its 1997 Fresh Talent promotion.
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19 October 1962 in Washington, DC. Youngest of 3 children. Father was a photographer for The Washington Post.
Nerdy. Spent a lot of time lying on my bed reading. Favorite authors back then: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madeleine L’Engle, Zilpha Keatley Snyder, Joan Aiken, Susan Cooper, Lloyd Alexander. Book I would have taken to a desert island: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.
BA in English, Oberlin College, Ohio, 1984. No one was surprised that I went there; I was made for such a progressive, liberal place.
MA in creative writing, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England, 1994. There’s a lot of debate about whether or not you can be taught to write. Why doesn’t anyone ask that of professional singers, painters, dancers? That year forced me to write all the time and take it seriously.
Moved to London after graduating from Oberlin in 1984. I had studied for a semester in London and thought it was a great place, so came over for fun, expecting to go back to the US after 6 months to get serious. I’m still in London, and still not entirely serious. Even have dual citizenship – though I keep the American accent intact.
1 English husband + 1 English son + 1 tortoiseshell cat.
Before writing, was a reference book editor, working on encyclopedias about writers. (Yup, still nerdy.) Learned how to research and how to make sentences better. Eventually I wanted to fix my own sentences rather than others’, so I quit and did the MA.
Talked a lot about becoming a writer as a kid, but actual pen to paper contact was minimal. Started writing short stories in my 20s, then began first novel, The Virgin Blue, during the MA year. With Girl With a Pearl Earring (written in 1998), I became a full-time writer, and have since juggled it with motherhood
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