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A single thread / Tracy Chevalier.

Chevalier, Tracy, (author.).

Record details

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

Available copies

  • 58 of 64 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at John P. Webster Library - West Hartford.


  • 0 current holds with 64 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
John P. Webster Library - West Hartford PS 3553 .H4367 S55 2019 (Text) 30401147775153 Adult New Book Checked out 02/21/2023

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