Vreeland, Susan Girl in Hyacinth Blue

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Girl in Hyacinth Blue

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Girl in Hyacinth Blue tells the story of an imaginary painting by Vermeer, and the aspirations and longings of those whose lives it illuminates, and darkens. From a proud father regretting his lost love to a compromised French noblewoman, from a hanged girl to Vermeer's own gifted daughter, Susan Vreeland's beautiful and luminous tales link to form an evocative jewel.

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This series of tales revolves around an imaginary painting by Vermeer. Each tale reflects the impact the painting has on the the people around it whose lives it either illuminates or darkens.

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This is not just another book with a Vermeer on the dust jacket...[but] an illuminating meditation on the nature of art....This beautifully imagined and written book...is a work of art itself' ( Sunday Telegraph)

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'This is not just another book with a Vermeer on the dust jacket...It is an illuminating meditation on the nature of art....This beautifully imagined and written book...is a work of art itself' Sunday Telegraph



'Susan Vreeland's...imaginitive, deeply moving triumph' Ms London

Subtle and atmospheric...an impressive debut. ( Publishers Weekly)

`...celebrate the skill with which Susan Vreeland evokes the diverse owners of the picture across the ages' Independent

Wonderful...Extraordinarily skilled...deft, perceptive, full of learning, deeply moving ( Kirkus Reviews)

Intelligent, searching and unusual, the novel is filled with luminous moments; like the painting it describes so well, it has a way of lingering in the reader's mind ( Katy Emck, New York Times Review of Books)

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A work of art ( New York Post)

'A work of art' New York Post

'Intelligent, searching and unusual, the novel is filled with luminous moments; like the painting it describes so well, it has a way of lingering in the reader's mind' New York Times Book Review

'Subtle and atmospheric...an impressive debut' Publishers Weekly

'Wonderful...extraordinarily skilled...deft, perceptive...deeply moving' Kirkus Reviews

'Wonderful' Salon.com

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