Girl in Hyacinth Blue

  • by Susan Vreeland
  • Narrated by Loren Lester, Sheryl Bernstein
  • 5 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A professor shows a colleague 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 stories that trace 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 human lives.Vreeland's characters remind us, through their love of the mysterious painting, how beauty transforms and why we reach for it, what lasts, and what in our lives is singular and unforgettable.


What the Critics Say

"Intelligent, searching, and unusual...filled with luminous has a way of lingering in the reader's mind." (The New York Times Book Review)
"One of the best books of the year." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


Thought that this was very well done and the readers were excellent. Great story very engaging
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- Sybil


What did you like about this audiobook?

I read the book but found it dull.

How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

no not at all wish i had skipped it

Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

not at all confusing and left hanging in many places

Do you have any additional comments?

i would not recommed

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- Darlene M. Formanek

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-28-2003
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books