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Girl in Hyacinth Blue

Girl in Hyacinth Blue

ISBN: 014029628X

Title: Girl in Hyacinth Blue

Author: Susan Vreeland

KDL Description:

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A professor invites a colleague to see a Vermeer painting that he has kept secret for decades. But why has he hidden this work? The reasons unfold in a series of events that trace the ownership of the painting back to World War II and to the moment of the work’s inspiration.

Amazon Description:

This luminous story begins in the present day, when a professor invites a colleague to his home to see a painting that he has kept secret for decades. The professor swears it is a Vermeer—but why has he hidden this important work for so long? The reasons unfold in a series of events that trace the ownership of the painting back to World War II and Amsterdam, and still further back to the moment of the work’s inspiration. As the painting moves through each owner’s hands, what was long hidden quietly surfaces, illuminating poignant moments in multiple lives. Susan Vreeland’s characters remind us, through their love of this mysterious painting, how beauty transforms and why we reach for it, what lasts and what in our lives is singular and unforgettable.