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Tracy Chevalier

Biography

Tracy Chevalier

Tracy Chevalier was born in Washington, DC but has lived in England all her adult life, and now has dual citizenship (but kept the American accent). She has a BA in English from Oberlin College, Ohio, and an MA in creative writing from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England. Tracy lives in London with her English husband and son. Before turning to writing full-time, she was a reference book editor for several years. She has written seven novels. Her second novel, GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING, won the Barnes and Noble Discover Award, sold 4 million copies worldwide, and was made into a film starring Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson.

Tracy Chevalier

Books by Tracy Chevalier

by Tracy Chevalier - Family, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary, Literary Fiction

James and Sadie Goodenough have settled where their wagon got stuck --- in the muddy, stagnant swamps of northwest Ohio. They and their five children work relentlessly to tame their patch of land, cultivating the fifty apple trees required to stake their claim on the property. James loves the apples, while Sadie prefers the applejack they make, an alcoholic refuge from brutal frontier life. Years later, their youngest child Robert is wandering through Gold Rush California. Restless and haunted by the broken family he left behind, he has made his way alone across the country. But you can run only so far, even in America, and when Robert’s past makes an unexpected appearance he must decide whether to strike out again or stake his own claim to a home at last.

by Tracy Chevalier - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Honor Bright is a modest English Quaker who moves to Ohio in 1850. Sick from the journey and forced by family tragedy to immediately rely on help from strangers, Honor realizes that in a country that still allows slavery, principles count for little. When drawn into helping with the Underground Railroad, she finally finds her principles put to use.

by Tracy Chevalier - Fiction

The Lady and the Unicorn is Tracy Chevalier’s answer to the mystery behind one of the art world’s great masterpieces—a set of bewitching medieval tapestries that hangs today in the Cluny Museum in Paris. They appear to portray the seduction of a unicorn, but the story behind their making is unknown—until now.

by Tracy Chevalier - Fiction

History and fiction merge seamlessly in this luminous novel about artistic vision and sensual awakening. GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING tells the story of sixteen-year-old Griet, whose life is transformed by her brief encounter with genius...even as she herself is immortalized in canvas and oil.