This evening I finished reading Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier. It is a rare event for me to read a novel -- usually I read dry books of history or science, and once in a while some poetry. But this is a rare novel, which weaves a sensitive story of a girl's coming of age and the meaning of art around Vermeer's painting Girl With a Pearl Earring (uit Nederlands, "Meisje met de parel"). Highly recommended.
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