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A single thread : a novel / Tracy Chevalier.

A single thread : a novel

Chevalier, Tracy, author. (Author).

Available copies

  • 0 copies at Grand Rapids Public Library

Current holds

    13 current holds with 8 total copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Main Fiction Chevalier (Text) 31307023998356 Express Checked out 10/25/2019
Main Fiction Chevalier (Text) 31307023998364 New Checked out 11/03/2019
Main Fiction Chevalier (Text) 31307024017941 New Checked out 10/30/2019
Ottawa Hills Fiction Chevalier (Text) 31307023998349 New Checked out 10/30/2019
Seymour Fiction Chevalier (Text) 31307023998331 New Checked out 10/22/2019
Van Belkum Fiction Chevalier (Text) 31307023998323 New On holds shelf -
West Leonard Fiction Chevalier (Text) 31307023998315 New Checked out 11/06/2019
Yankee Clipper Fiction Chevalier (Text) 31307023998307 New Checked out 11/02/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525558248
  • ISBN: 0525558241
  • Physical Description: 321 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, [2019]

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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.
Subject: Single women > England > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Needleworkers > England > Fiction.
Self-realization in women > Fiction.
Nineteen thirties > Fiction.
Needleworkers > Fiction.
Women > England > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Lesbians > Fiction.
Winchester (England) > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > George V, 1910-1936 > Fiction.
Winchester (England) > Social life and customs > 20th century > Fiction.
Single women > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
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