Girl in Hyacinth Blue

Download or Read eBook Girl in Hyacinth Blue PDF written by Susan Vreeland and published by Headline Review. This book was released on 2002 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Girl in Hyacinth Blue

Book Synopsis Girl in Hyacinth Blue by : Susan Vreeland

Girl in Hyacinth Blue tells the story of an imaginary painting by Vermeer, and the aspirations and longings of those whose lives it illuminates, and darkens. From a proud father regretting his lost love to a compromised French noblewoman, from a hanged girl to Vermeer's own gifted daughter, Susan Vreeland's beautiful and luminous tales link to form an evocative jewel.

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  • Publisher – Headline Review
  • Total Pages – 192
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  • ISBN-10 – 0755305302
  • ISBN-13 – 9780755305308

Girl in Hyacinth Blue

Download or Read eBook Girl in Hyacinth Blue PDF written by Susan Vreeland and published by RosettaBooks. This book was released on 2012-03-18 with total page 142 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Girl in Hyacinth Blue

Book Synopsis Girl in Hyacinth Blue by : Susan Vreeland

This New York Times bestseller explores the life and many owners of an imaginary Vermeer painting in an “impressive debut collection” of linked stories (Publishers Weekly). A Dutch painting of a young girl survives three and a half centuries of loss, flood, anonymity, theft, secrecy, and even the Holocaust. This is the story of its owners whose lives are influenced by its beauty and mystery. Despite their many troubles and unsatisfied longings, the girl in hyacinth blue has the power to inspire love in all its human variety. 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. “Vreeland’s book is a work of art.” —New York Post

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  • Publisher – RosettaBooks
  • Total Pages – 142
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780795323546
  • ISBN-13 – 0795323549

Lisette's List

Download or Read eBook Lisette's List PDF written by Susan Vreeland and published by Random House. This book was released on 2014-08-26 with total page 450 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Lisette's List

Book Synopsis Lisette's List by : Susan Vreeland

From Susan Vreeland, bestselling author of such acclaimed novels as Girl in Hyacinth Blue, Luncheon of the Boating Party, and Clara and Mr. Tiffany, comes a richly imagined story of a woman’s awakening in the south of Vichy France—to the power of art, to the beauty of provincial life, and to love in the midst of war. In 1937, young Lisette Roux and her husband, André, move from Paris to a village in Provence to care for André’s grandfather Pascal. Lisette regrets having to give up her dream of becoming a gallery apprentice and longs for the comforts and sophistication of Paris. But as she soon discovers, the hilltop town is rich with unexpected pleasures. Pascal once worked in the nearby ochre mines and later became a pigment salesman and frame maker; while selling his pigments in Paris, he befriended Pissarro and Cézanne, some of whose paintings he received in trade for his frames. Pascal begins to tutor Lisette in both art and life, allowing her to see his small collection of paintings and the Provençal landscape itself in a new light. Inspired by Pascal’s advice to “Do the important things first,” Lisette begins a list of vows to herself (#4. Learn what makes a painting great). When war breaks out, André goes off to the front, but not before hiding Pascal’s paintings to keep them from the Nazis’ reach. With German forces spreading across Europe, the sudden fall of Paris, and the rise of Vichy France, Lisette sets out to locate the paintings (#11. Find the paintings in my lifetime). Her search takes her through the stunning French countryside, where she befriends Marc and Bella Chagall, who are in hiding before their flight to America, and acquaints her with the land, her neighbors, and even herself in ways she never dreamed possible. Through joy and tragedy, occupation and liberation, small acts of kindness and great acts of courage, Lisette learns to forgive the past, to live robustly, and to love again. Praise for Lisette’s List “Vreeland’s love of painters and painting, her meticulous research and pitch-perfect descriptive talents . . . are abundantly evident in her new novel.”—The Washington Post “This historical novel’s . . . great strength is its lovingly detailed setting. . . . Readers will enjoy lingering in the sun-dappled, fruit-scented Provençal landscape that Vreeland brings to life.”—The Boston Globe

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  • Publisher – Random House
  • Total Pages – 450
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780812996852
  • ISBN-13 – 0812996852

What Love Sees

Download or Read eBook What Love Sees PDF written by Susan Vreeland and published by Rosetta Books. This book was released on 2012-03-18 with total page 440 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
What Love Sees

Book Synopsis What Love Sees by : Susan Vreeland

An uplifting novel inspired by a true story, by the New York Times–bestselling author of Lisette’s List and The Girl in Hyacinth Blue. Jean Treadway is a young, cultured New England woman whose every material need is supplied by wealthy, overprotective parents. Through an arranged correspondence, she meets Forrest Holly—a dirt-poor Southern California rancher whose spiritual foundation turns despair into purpose. As different as they are in background, they share two things: they are both blind, and they are both determined to live an active, normal life and raise a family. While Jean was among the first women to use a Seeing Eye dog on urban streets in the late 1930s, Forrest used a seeing-eye bull, and his horses, to guide him on the ranch in the 1940s. As they discover each other through letters that have to be read to them, his earnestness and folksy humor win her heart, leading to an extraordinary life together, shared by their four children.

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  • Publisher – Rosetta Books
  • Total Pages – 440
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780795323515
  • ISBN-13 – 0795323514

Princess Hyacinth

Download or Read eBook Princess Hyacinth PDF written by Florence Parry Heide and published by Random House Digital, Inc.. This book was released on 2009 with total page 49 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Princess Hyacinth

Book Synopsis Princess Hyacinth by : Florence Parry Heide

Princess Hyacinth is bored and unhappy sitting in her palace every day because, unless she is weighed down by specially-made clothes, she will float away, but her days are made brighter when kite-flying Boy stops to say hello.

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  • Publisher – Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Total Pages – 49
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780375845017
  • ISBN-13 – 0375845011