Falling Angels

Version: Unabridged
Author: Tracy Chevalier
Narrator: Anne Twomey
Genres: Historical Fiction
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Published In: September 2001
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 7 hours, 45 minutes
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Time magazine crowned Girl With a Pearl Earring "a portrait of radiance...a jewel." In her New York Times bestselling follow-up, Tracy Chevalier once again paints a distant age with a rich and provocative palette of characters. Told through a variety of shifting perspectives- wives and husbands, friends and lovers, masters and their servants, and a gravedigger's son-Falling Angels follows the fortunes of two families in the emerging years of the twentieth century. Graced with the luminous imagery that distinguished Girl With a Pearl Earring, Falling Angels is another dazzling tour de force from this "master of voices" (The New York Times Book Review).

Reviews (5)

Written by Melissa Steele on September 28th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Love all her books. Woven like a magnificent tapestry

Falling Angels

Written by Anonymous from Houston, TX on April 16th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

The story is seen through the eyes of all of the characters in the book. The main narrators are three children at the turn of the 20th century. I found the book interesting in the development of the characters' awareness and understanding of the real life around them. Not all of them are etched in stone: unchanging and unwavering in their convictions and desires for passion in their lives. I recommend this book.

Fallen Angels

Written by Angela Jones from Robeline, LA on February 21st, 2006

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This was an okay story, it was kind of slow and drawn out. I did not find any of the characters to be of real interest. There was no real intrigue. This would bo a good coming of age book for a teenage girl.

Fallen Angels

Written by Renee Locks on October 19th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I stayed with it and not my favorite as I could tell what was going to happen.

Fallen Angels

Written by Anonymous on February 25th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Fallen Angels doesn't disappoint. The story is tightly woven with wonderful literary details, historical facts, drama, tragedy, and a voice of the early 20th century.

Author Details

Author Details

Chevalier, Tracy

"""I was born and grew up in Washington, DC. After getting a BA in English from Oberlin College (Ohio), I moved to London, England in 1984. I intended to stay 6 months; I'm still here.

""As a kid I'd often said I wanted to be a writer because I loved books and wanted to be associated with them. I wrote the odd story in high school, but it was only in my twenties that I started writing ?real' stories, at night and on weekends. Sometimes I wrote a story in a couple evenings; other times it took me a whole year to complete one.

""Once I took a night class in creative writing, and a story I'd written for it was published in a London-based magazine called Fiction. I was thrilled, even though the magazine folded 4 months later.

I worked as a reference book editor for several years until 1993 when I left my job and did a year-long MA in creative writing at the University of East Anglia in Norwich (England). My tutors were the English novelists Malcolm Bradbury and Rose Tremain. For the first time in my life I was expected to write every day, and I found liked it. I also finally had an idea I considered ?big' enough to fill a novel. I began The Virgin Blue during that year, and continued it once the course was over, juggling writing with freelance editing.

""An agent is essential to getting published. I found my agent Jonny Geller through dumb luck and good timing. A friend from the MA course had just signed on with him and I sent my manuscript of The Virgin Blue mentioning my friend's name. Jonny was just starting as an agent and needed me as much as I needed him. Since then he's become a highly respected agent in the UK and I've gone along for the ride."""