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."
"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).