Girl with a Pearl Earring
by Tracy Chevalier
Girl with a Pearl Earring is a painting created by a Dutch artist named Johannes Vermeer. Little is known about the artist and nothing is known about the girl in the portrait. Tracy Chevalier imagines who this girl may have been and shares with us her story. This was a wonderful book. I truly enjoyed each moment. The characters come alive through the eyes of Griet. We also see the difference between the lives of people living side by side in the same city and yet in different worlds. When reading historical novels or watching historical films we see the differences between then and now. Often I find that those differences aren’t so many or so great. We encounter people every day living in the same town or city of whom we know nothing. We are so far apart and so different and yet living side by side. Have we really come so far?
This book has been made into a movie. I thought I’d share with you the movie trailer. I have watched the movie as well and enjoyed it! It is quite good.