Book of the Week – “Girl With a Pearl Earring” and “Girl in Hyacinth Blue”

by Rebecca on July 8, 2008



In keeping with my Vermeer fix this week, I decided to write about two novels with Vermeer as their subject matter.

Girl With a Pearl Earring, by Tracy Chevalier is a great read.  I loved the imagery and the story.  However, I felt the author portrayed Vermeer as a bit of a slimeball and that just didn’t set well with me.  Have you read this book and what did you think about it?

I haven’t yet read Girl in Hyacinth Blue, by Susan Vreeland, but I’ve seen the movie!  It traces the history of the owners of a supposed Vermeer nobody has ever heard about.  Has anybody read the book? 

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