Tracy Chevalier is the New York Times bestselling author of seven 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, D.C., she lives in London with her husband and son.
"A rich, well-researched novel--it's the story of one young woman becoming an American." --NPR, All Things Considered "Well-told and engrossing . . . With compelling characters and swift pacing, The Last Runaway adds a worthy new chapter to a story that has consumed generations." --USA Today "Irresistible." --O, The Oprah Magazine "Chevalier admirably weaves historical figures and actual events into a compelling narrative." --San Francisco Chronicle (on Remarkable Creatures) "Evokes entire landscapes...a master of voices." --New York Times Book Review (on Falling Angels) "Chevalier's signature talent lies in bringing alive the ordinary day-to-dayness of the past...lovingly evoked." --Elle (on Burning Bright) "Absorbing...[Chevalier] creates a world reminiscent of a Vermeer interior: suspended in a particular moment, it transcends its time and place." --The New Yorker (on Girl With a Pearl Earring) "Chevalier's ringing prose is as radiantly efficient as well-tended silver." --Entertainment Weekly (on Falling Angels).