Girl with a Pearl Earring

By Tracy Chevalier
(Plume Books, Paperback, 9780452282155, 240pp.)

Publication Date: January 8, 2001

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The "New York Times" bestselling novel by the author of "Remarkable Creatures" and "The Last Runaway "

Translated into thirty-nine languages and made into an Oscar-nominated film, starring Scarlett Johanson and Colin Firth

Tracy 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.




About the Author
TRACY CHEVALIER is the author of "New Yorks Times" bestselling "Girl with a Pearl Earring." She holds a graduate degree in creative writing from the University of East Anglia. An American originally from Washington, DC, she currently lives in London with her husband and son.
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