January 19, 2004
4 Down, 58 To Go

Girl With A Pearl Earring, by Tracy Chevalier was an interesting read. Chevalier paints a vivid portrait (pardon the pun) of life in 17th century Holland. She deftly portrays everyday life for both the rich and disenfranchised, and manages to give art lessons along the way.

The next book in the queue is Carter Beats The Devil by Glen Gold. This was by far the most recommended book when I originated this project, and it arrives with great expectations.

Posted by david on January 19, 2004
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Dave - I think you will really enjoy Carter Beats The Devil. Just an absolutely wonderful historical tale, with lots of colorful characters -- both real and imagined -- from the turn of the 20th century. Frank

Posted by: Frank on January 19, 2004 11:03 AM

Another great book you should check out is:
Snowmans Children
The Snowman's Children
by Glen Hirshberg
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0786710829/qid=1074555621/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_2/104-0915063-1214365?v=glance&s=books

He's got 2 books out, this is his first. It ws one of the most enjoyable books I read last year.
Oh yeah, I really love your site.
Take care,
scott

Posted by: Scott on January 19, 2004 05:41 PM
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