FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
Tracy Chevalier is author of the highly acclaimed New York Times bestseller Girl With a Pearl Earring. Burning Bright is a novel about the 18th-century English poet/painter William Blake and the children who sparked his Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience.
In March of 1792, young Jem Kellaway and his family move from their small rural village in the Piddle Valley to the bustling city of London. Jem’s father, a chairmaker, has agreed to hire on as a carpenter with Astley’s Circus.
Chevalier’s historical fiction captivates audiences with authentic characters, stunning detailed descriptions, and insight into the inspirations of a poetic genius.