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Jun 24, 2003
| ISBN 9780452284449
Jun 24, 2003
| ISBN 9781101174401
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Jun 24, 2003 | ISBN 9780452284449
Jun 24, 2003 | ISBN 9781101174401
Meet Ella Turner and Isabelle du Moulin—two women born centuries apart, yet bound by a fateful family legacy. When Ella and her husband move to a small town in France, Ella hopes to brush up on her French, qualify to practice as a midwife, and start a family of her own. Village life turns out to be less idyllic than she expected, however, and a peculiar dream of the color blue propels her on a quest to uncover her family’s French ancestry. As the novel unfolds—alternating between Ella’s story and that of Isabelle du Moulin four hundred years earlier—a common thread emerges that unexpectedly links the two women. Part detective story, part historical fiction, The Virgin Blue is a novel of passion and intrigue that compels readers to the very last page.
Tracy Chevalier is the New York Times bestselling author of nine previous novels, including Girl with a Pearl Earring, which has been translated into thirty-nine languages and made into an Oscar-nominated film. Born and raised in Washington, DC, she lives in… More about Tracy Chevalier
“A beautifully crafted story shot with vivid colors.” —The Times (London)
“Such an achievement for a serious writer that you feel it deserves an award.” —The Independent (London)
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