A jewel of a novel about art, beauty and desire.
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.
This is not just another book with a Vermer on the dust jacket...[but] an illuminating meditation on the nature of art....This beautifully imagined and written book...is a work of art itself - Sunday Telegraph
Subtle and atmospheric...an impressive debut. - Publishers Weekly
Intelligent, searching and unusual, the novel is filled with luminous moments; like the painting it describes so well, it has a way of lingering in the reader's mind - Katy Emck, New York Times Review of Books
A work of art - New York Post