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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (222,472 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tracy Chevalier Narrator: Ruth Ann Phimister Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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After earning a graduate degree in creative writing from the University of East Anglia, Tracy Chevalier was immediately recognized for her literary talent. In Girl with a Pearl Earring, she recreates the 17th-century world of Johannes Vermeer. This haunting work of historical fiction received rave reviews in publications as diverse as The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and The Christian Science Monitor.

In 1664, 16-year-old Griet enters the Vermeer household as a servant. Daughter of a Delft tile maker, she has a natural eye for color and design. Daily, she cleans the studio, learning much about how Vermeer sees the people he paints. As his attention focuses on her, she slowly becomes one of his subjects. Tracy Chevalier fills this unusual love story with the shades, sounds, and textures of everyday life in Holland. Narrator Ruth Ann Phimister perfectly voices Griet's growing awareness of the intrigues surrounding her and the need to define the value of her life. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lauren Krieger | 2/18/2014

    " One of the reasons I chose this book, was because I loved reading it in High School. I found out the more I read, the more I continued to not want to set the book down. Reading it once again I loved it that much more, Griets life is sad, but then gets turned around for the better. This is one of my favorite Historical Fiction books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Shonda Wilson | 2/3/2014

    " Chevalier's most famous and compelling novel. I loved it, I've read it more than once. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Catherine Northcott | 2/1/2014

    " Lovely story to accompany a lovely painting. So much better than the movie - of course! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Robin | 1/28/2014

    " I read this several years ago, but I thought it was a great read. "

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