Girl in Hyacinth Blue paints portraits in the psyche capturing a sequence of reverse sequential relationships with a captivating work of art. Each owner's life is skillfully detailed and radiantly captured. I really enjoyed this book and the way it ignited many thoughts about the role of art in individual lives. It was easy for me to connect with each of the characters even though they made diminutive appearances in each narrative. Vreeland made the art come to life by showing the impact that the painting had on so many diverse people.