Tracy Chevalier - A Single Thread

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Set in Britain in 1932, the new novel by the author of Girl with a Pearl Earring follows Violet Speedwell as she struggles to make a life for herself after losing her brother and her fiancé in the First World War. One of the generation of “surplus women” left with few prospects for marriage, Violet moves from her embittered mother’s house to Winchester, where she joins a society of broderers—women who embroider kneelers for the cathedral. As part of a centuries’ long tradition, Violet and her fellows offer comfort and healing to both the parishioners and each other, but this supportive circle is tested by outside forces and the rising tensions of the next war.


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Fiction & Poetry
A Single Thread: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525558248
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Published: Viking - September 17th, 2019

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