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A single thread

Title
A single thread / Tracy Chevalier.
Author
Chevalier, Tracy
Publication
New York : Viking, [2019]

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Details

Description
321 pages; 24 cm
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Fiction.
  • Historical fiction.
  • History.
Call Number
JFE 19-11357
ISBN
  • 9780525558248
  • 0525558241
LCCN
2019007094
Author
Chevalier, Tracy author.
Title
A single thread / Tracy Chevalier.
Publisher
New York : Viking, [2019]
Edition
First edition.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Summary
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.
Chronological Term
1900-1999
Other Form:
Online version: Chevalier, Tracy, author. Single thread First edition. New York : Viking, [2019] 9780525558255 (DLC) 2019009175
Research Call Number
JFE 19-11357
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