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A single thread : a novel

Chevalier, Tracy. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780525558248 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: print
    321 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: 2019

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Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Women -- England -- Fiction
Needleworkers -- Fiction
Female friendship -- Fiction
Great Britain -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.


0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Community Centre FIC Cheva 38080500228281 Adult Available -
Victoria FIC Cheva 38080500228299 Adult Available -
Victoria FIC Cheva 38080500228307 Adult Available -

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