A Single Thread

Violet finds support and community in the group, fulfillment in the work they create, and even a growing friendship with the vivacious Gilda.

A Single Thread

A Single Thread

"A buoyant tale about the path to acceptance and joy--beginning, like all journeys, with one brave step."--People "The best-selling novelist has done a masterful job of depicting the circumstances of a generation of women we seldom think about: the mothers, sisters, wives and fiances of men lost in World War I, whose job it was to remember those lost but not forgotten."--Associated Press A BEST BOOK OF 2019 with The New York Public Library | USA TODAY | Real Simple | Good Housekeeping | Chicago Sun Time | TIME | PopSugar | The New York Post | Parade 1932. After the Great War took both her beloved brother and her fiancé, Violet Speedwell has become a "surplus woman," one of a generation doomed to a life of spinsterhood after the war killed so many young men. Yet Violet cannot reconcile herself to a life spent caring for her grieving, embittered mother. After countless meals of boiled eggs and dry toast, she saves enough to move out of her mother's place and into the town of Winchester, home to one of England's grandest cathedrals. There, Violet is drawn into a society of broderers--women who embroider kneelers for the Cathedral, carrying on a centuries-long tradition of bringing comfort to worshippers. Violet finds support and community in the group, fulfillment in the work they create, and even a growing friendship with the vivacious Gilda. But when forces threaten her new independence and another war appears on the horizon, Violet must fight to put down roots in a place where women aren't expected to grow. Told in Chevalier's glorious prose, A Single Thread is a timeless story of friendship, love, and a woman crafting her own life.

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A Single Thread
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Tracy Chevalier
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-17 - Publisher: Penguin

"A buoyant tale about the path to acceptance and joy--beginning, like all journeys, with one brave step."--People "The best-selling novelist has done a masterful job of depicting the circumstances of a generation of women we seldom think about: the mothers, sisters, wives and fiances of men lost in World War
A Single Thread
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Tracy Chevalier
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-05 - Publisher: HarperCollins UK

FROM THE GLOBALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING ‘Bittersweet ... dazzling’ Guardian ‘Deeply pleasurable ... the ending made me cry’ The Times ‘Told with a wealth of detail and narrative intensity’ Penelope Lively
A Single Thread
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Tracy Chevalier
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Interaction Point Games

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A Single Thread
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Marie Bostwick
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06-01 - Publisher: Kensington Books

“A big-hearted novel filled with wit and wisdom.” —Susan Wiggs New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick weaves together the unforgettable story of four very different women whose paths cross, changing their lives forever... It’s a long way from Fort Worth, Texas, to New Bern, Connecticut, yet it only takes
The Structure of Fibres, Yarns and Fabrics
Language: en
Pages: 361
Authors: Emanuel Anthony Posselt
Categories: Textile fabrics
Type: BOOK - Published: 1900 - Publisher:

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