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