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  • Caitlin Buckle

    One of my favorite books of all time

  • sandi garduno

    Girl with a Pearl Earring. Tracy Chevaliers' take on the artist Johannes Vermeer and his famous painting, "Girl With a Pearl Earring." Simple, intriguing story amazingly written.

  • Claudia Moore

    Girl With a Pearl Earring... historical fiction is my thing - wish the movie was as good as the book.

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Girl with a Pearl Earring. I'm a huge fan of Tracy Chevalier, and have read almost every other book she's written. This was her crowning jewel. No way I want to see the movie - this was just too good to be spoiled by Hollywood!

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