Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier

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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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About Tracy Chevalier

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TRACY CHEVALIER is the New York Times bestselling author of five previous novels, including Girl with a Pearl Earring, which was translated into thirty-nine languages and made into an Oscar-nominated film. Born and raised in Washington D.C., she lives in London with her husband and son.
 
Published September 24, 2002 by Plume. 336 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As events move toward a terrible end (there’s a vast Suffragist rally, a freak accident, two awful deaths) Chevalier proves herself ringmaster of the symbols she puts through their paces: the London cemetery, for example, that functions as social center (people stroll through to admire their fami...

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No small part of the appeal of Chevalier's excellent debut, Girl with a Pearl Earring, was its plausibility; readers could readily accept the idea that Vermee

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The New York Times

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In addition to Kitty, Lavinia and Maude, there is Lavinia's mother, Gertrude, a resolutely conventional matron unsettled by the ''vein of discontent'' that runs through her neighbor, Mrs. Coleman, yet drawn to her finer house and garden: ''I must try not to compare.'' Even peripheral figures, fro...

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Falling Angels Tracy Chevalier HarperCollins, £12.99 In her follow-up to Girl With a Pearl Earring, Chevalier invokes the two splendid Victorian obsessions of sex and death, except that now the Queen's protracted reign is finally over, and social and sexual mores are slowly beginning to change.

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Publishers Weekly

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No small part of the appeal of Chevalier's excellent debut, Girl with a Pearl Earring, was its plausibility;

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Book Reporter

FALLING ANGELS is Tracy Chevalier's long-awaited follow-up to her international bestseller GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING.

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Entertainment Weekly

The modest Waterhouses and the upper-class Colemans bump into one another at their connecting cemetery plots in the first days of 1901.

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Tracy Chevalier is known for her book The Girl With the Pearl Earring, which was made into a movie.

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