Girl with a Pearl Earring
Books | Fiction / Literary
The New York Times bestselling novel by the author of A Single Thread and At the Edge of the OrchardTranslated into thirty-nine languages and made into an Oscar-nominated film, starring Scarlett Johanson and Colin FirthTracy Chevalier transports readers to a bygone time and place in this richly-imagined portrait of the young woman who inspired one of Vermeer's most celebrated paintings.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.
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"A historical fiction romance sooo good!"
"Beautiful and rich"
"Perfectly written. Although the author never finished unlocking her and his personality it gave the book a mysterious flair and kept me wanting to know more. Probably the best book I’ve ever read with its impeccable word choice and aligned plot. Turning one of the worlds Best known paintings into a novel. Truly the best way to tell the story of an emotional yet not physical affair. It left me in awe. "