The Resource Girl in Hyacinth Blue, Susan Vreeland, (electronic resource)

Girl in Hyacinth Blue, Susan Vreeland, (electronic resource)

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Girl in Hyacinth Blue
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Girl in Hyacinth Blue
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Susan Vreeland
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eng
Summary
Picture this: "A most extraordinary painting in which a young girl wearing a short blue smock over a rust-colored skirt sat in profile at a table by an open window." Susan Vreeland imagined just such a humble domestic scene, suggested it was created in 17th-century Holland, and attributed it to Jan Vermeer. Then she wrote a beguiling novel about this canvas, which so closely resembles the 35 extant works of the Dutch masterthat it might as well be one of his--long, lost, finally found, and as exquisite as ever. The artistic journey Vreeland recounts begins in present-day Pennsylvania, where a schoolteacher claims he owns an authentic Vermeer, a legacy from his late father, who acquired it under heinous circumstances: a Nazi officer, the father had looted it from teh home of Dutch Jews. Moving back in time and across the Atlantic, Vreeland traces the treasured painting from owner to owner. In doing so, she demonstrates the enduring power of art in the face of natural diseaster, political upheaval, and personal turmoil. Ultimately, she ends the odyssey in Delft, where the painting's haunting subject is identified and tells her own poignant story about the picture's origins. Each of the eight linked chapters has an irresistible painterly quailty--finely wrought, artfuly illuminated, and subtly executed. Together, they constitute a literary masterpiece, one that the New York Times Book Review praised as "intelligent, searching, and unusual... filled with luminous moments; like the painting it describes so well."
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Vreeland, Susan
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  • Lester, Loren
  • Bernstein, Sheryl
  • Ferrero, Martin
  • Bermingham, Gigi
  • (p) 2001 HighBridge Company
  • Original material © 1999 Susan Vreeland
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  • Literature
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Girl in Hyacinth Blue, Susan Vreeland, (electronic resource)
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9781598871098
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Label
Girl in Hyacinth Blue, Susan Vreeland, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
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stereophonic
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781598871098
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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unknown
Stock number
F4A269DD-51D5-4F86-8D0C-EC594BC2D5DA
System control number
  • 1206636
  • 1206636
  • 1206636
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  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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