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Falling Angelsby Tracy Chevalier
Synopses & Reviews
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).
A Book Sense 76 pick.
"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
"[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
About the Author
Tracy Chevalier is an American originally from Washington, D.C. who lives overseas with her husband and son.
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