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Girl with a Pearl Earring

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Chevalier, Tracy(1999)
Girl with a Pearl Earring

Set in 17th century Holland, this is an intriguing story about Griet, a sixteen year old girl who works for the famous Dutch painter Vermeer and his family. Griet is Vermeer's maid and is responsible for cleaning the studio in which he paints. As Griet becomes a vital part of Vermeer's work, an intimate relationship grows between Griet and her master. In this novel, the descriptions of the characters and the daily life of the 17th century Delft are vivid and beautifully detailed. The story blends history and fiction seamlessly. In the end, I found myself wanting to know more about Vermeer's life and his paintings.

Reviewed by Janet W., Morrison Regional

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