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									Tracy ChevalierTracy Chevalier
Tracy Chevalier made her first bold stroke on the canvas of the literary world with 1999's Girl with a Pearl Earring, which took readers inside the mysterious Vermeer painting of the same name. Her fascination with art and history saturates her work, bringing it to vibrant life.

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Fact File

Name:
Tracy Chevalier
Current Home:
London, England
Date of Birth:
October 19, 1962
Place of Birth:
Washington, D.C.
Education:
B.A. in English, Oberlin College, 1984; M.A. in creative writing, University of East Anglia, 1994
Awards:
Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award for Girl with a Pearl Earring, 2000

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Chevalier's Latest Work

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								Burning Bright, Author: 
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Burning Bright
by Tracy Chevalier
Tracy Chevalier captivated readers when Dutton published The Girl with a Pearl Earring in December 1999. Since then, she has written two New York Times bestsellers, Falling Angels and The Lady and the Unicorn. Now, three years after the publication of her last book, Chevalier is at the top of her form in the breathtaking novel Burning Bright. The Kellaways are country mice come to work for Astley's Circus in 1790s London, where they meet city mouse William Blake-and no one is ever the same.



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Chevalier's Inspiration

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Girl with a Pearl Earring
by Tracy Chevalier
Chevalier’s best-known and most evocative book, Girl with a Pearl Earring imagines Vermeer’s engaging subject as a poor Dutch girl who becomes the 17th-century heroine in a compelling story with Cinderella overtones.

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								Vermeer: A View of Delft, Author: 
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Vermeer: A View of Delft
by Anthony Bailey
Johannes Vermeer, the Dutch city of Delft's master painter, has inspired and mystified art lovers for the past century. While art historians have managed to sketch a vague outline around his world, this book focuses on Vermeer’s home life, explaining how his circumstances came to bear upon his work.

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