A single thread: A Novel

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"A buoyant tale about the path to acceptance and joy—beginning, like all journeys, with one brave step."—PeopleAn immersive, moving story of a woman coming into her own at the dawn of the Second World War, from internationally bestselling author Tracy ChevalierMost Anticipated Books of Fall 2019 (TIME) | Best Books of Fall (PopSugar) | 5 Books Not To Miss (USA TODAY) | 50 Best Books of the Year (GOOD HOUSEKEEPING) | One of the New York Post's Fall Novels Everyone's Talking About1932. 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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An immersive, moving story of a woman coming into her own at the dawn of the Second World War, from internationally bestselling author Tracy Chevalier
Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2019 (TIME) | Best Books of Fall (PopSugar) | 5 Books Not To Miss (USA TODAY) | 50 Best Books of the Year (GOOD HOUSEKEEPING) | One of the New York Post's Fall Novels Everyone's Talking About

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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subject_facetAudiobooks
Female friendship -- Fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
Great Britain -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction
Great Britain -- History -- George V, 1910-1936 -- Fiction
Grief -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Lesbians -- Fiction
Needleworkers -- England -- Fiction
Needleworkers -- Fiction
Nineteen thirties -- Fiction
Self-realization in women -- Fiction
Single women -- England -- Fiction
Single women -- Fiction
Winchester (England) -- Fiction
Winchester (England) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction
Women -- England -- Fiction
title_displayA single thread
title_fullA Single Thread A Novel
A single thread / Tracy Chevalier
title_shortA single thread
title_subA Novel
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Fiction
Friendship
Grief
Historical Fiction
History
Lesbians
Literature
Needleworkers
Nineteen thirties
Self-realization in women
Single women
Social life and customs
Women