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Time magazine crowned Girl With a Pearl Earring "a portrait of radiance...a jewel." In her New York Times bestselling follow-up, Tracy Chevalier once again paints a distant age with a rich and provocative palette of characters. Told through a variety of shifting perspectives—wives and husbands, friends and lovers, masters and their servants, and a gravedigger's son—Falling Angels follows the fortunes of two families in the emerging years of the twentieth century. Graced with the luminous imagery that distinguished Girl With a Pearl Earring, Falling Angels is another dazzling tour de force from this "master of voices" (The New York Times Book Review).

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Review:

"While Chevalier again proves adept at evoking a historical era...she has devised a plot whose contrivances stretch credibility....While not as accomplished a work as Girl, the ironies inherent in the dramatic unfolding of two families' lives ultimately endow this novel with an impressive moral vision." Publishers Weekly

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"[A] novel so familiar...that the hyperverisimilitude of its period-color seems almost done by number....Chevalier offers pleasures enough, indeed, though on an outing taken countless times before." Kirkus Reviews

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Tracy Chevalier is an American originally from Washington, D.C. who lives overseas with her husband and son.

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Teresa Vaughan, June 11, 2009 (view all comments by Teresa Vaughan)
Chevalier's writing always captures my spirit, and takes it along her path like an obedient puppy on a leash. Her characters are both loveable and fallable, they can be humane and cruel by turns.

Set in Victorian London, Chevalier paints a wondrous picture of life in both the higher and lower classes by alternating between points of view: two young girls who's family graves are next to each other, parents, servants, a gravedigger's son. The reader alternates between loving and despising many of the characters, as their strengths and flaws are revealed.

This work shouldn't be compared to Girl With A Pearl Earring, but I do prefer it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780452283206
Author:
Chevalier, Tracy
Publisher:
Plume Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
London
Subject:
Social classes
Subject:
Highgate Cemetery
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
no. 02-10-046
Publication Date:
September 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.76x5.10x.89 in. .73 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 336 pages Plume Books - English 9780452283206 Reviews:
"Review" by , "While Chevalier again proves adept at evoking a historical era...she has devised a plot whose contrivances stretch credibility....While not as accomplished a work as Girl, the ironies inherent in the dramatic unfolding of two families' lives ultimately endow this novel with an impressive moral vision."
"Review" by , "[A] novel so familiar...that the hyperverisimilitude of its period-color seems almost done by number....Chevalier offers pleasures enough, indeed, though on an outing taken countless times before."
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