The Resource Girl in hyacinth blue, Susan Vreeland, (electronic resource)

Girl in hyacinth blue, Susan Vreeland, (electronic resource)

Label
Girl in hyacinth blue
Title
Girl in hyacinth blue
Statement of responsibility
Susan Vreeland
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Dutch painting of a young girl survives three and a half centuries through loss, flood, anonymity, theft, secrecy, even the Holocaust. This is the story of its owners whose lives are influenced by its beauty and mystery. Despite their unsatisfied longings, their own and others' flaws, the girl in hyacinth blue has the power to engender 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
Summary
The artistic journey Vreeland recounts begins in present-day Pennsylvania, where a schoolteacher claims he owns an authentic Vermeer, a legacy from his late father, who acquired it under heinous circumstances: a Nazi officer, the father had looted it from the home of Dutch Jews. Moving back in time and across the Atlantic, Vreeland traces the treasured painting from owner to owner. In doing so, she demonstrates the enduring power of art in the face of natural disaster, political upheaval, and personal turmoil
Theme
Storyline
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
060727
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vreeland, Susan
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
950
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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College teachers
Target audience
adult
Label
Girl in hyacinth blue, Susan Vreeland, (electronic resource)
Link
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11327631
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780795323546
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11327631
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Girl in hyacinth blue, Susan Vreeland, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11327631
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780795323546
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11327631
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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