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The Union quilters, Jennifer Chiaverini

Label
The Union quilters
Title
The Union quilters
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Jennifer Chiaverini
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1862 Water's Ford, Pennsylvania, abolitionism is prevalent, even passionate, so the local men rally to answer Mr. Lincoln's call to arms. Thus the women of Elm Creek Valley's quilting bee are propelled into the unknown. Constance Wright, married to Abel, a skilled sharpshooter courageous enough to have ventured south to buy his wife's freedom from a Virginia plantation, knows well her husband's certainty that all people, enslaved and free, North and South, need colored men like him to fight for a greater purpose. Sisters-in-law Dorothea Nelson and Charlotte Granger wish safe passage for their learned husbands. Alongside the devotion of his wife, pregnant with their second child, Jonathan brings the promise he made to his unrequited love, Gerda Bergstrom: "My first letter will be to you." Together with the other members of the circle, the women support one another through loneliness and fear, and devise an ingenious business plan to keep Water's Ford functioning. That plan may forever alter the patchwork of town life in ways that transcend even the ultimate sacrifices of war
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.H473
LC item number
U65 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Elm Creek quilts novel
The Union quilters, Jennifer Chiaverini
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The Union quilters, Jennifer Chiaverini
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. viii)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chiaverini has once again written an intense and beautiful book-so much so that readers will almost hear the hollow echo of the fife and drum as they immerse themselves in every compelling page . . . Truly unforgettable. - BookPage The Union Quilters is Jennifer Chiaverini's latest bestseller-and her most captivating story yet. In 1862, the men of Water's Ford, Pennsylvania, rally to President Lincoln's call while Dorothea Granger marshals her friends to wield their needles for the Union. Meanwhile, Anneke Bergstrom hides the shame she feels for her husband's pacifism; gifted writer Gerda Bergstrom takes on local Southern sympathizers in the pages of the Water's Ford Register; and Constance Wright struggles to help her husband gain entry to the Union Army-despite the color of his skin. As the women work, hope, and pray, the men they love confront loneliness, boredom, and danger on the battlefield. But the women of the sewing circle also forge a new independence that will forever alter the patchwork of life in the Elm Creek Valley
Control code
13490717
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Extent
viii, 342 pages
Isbn
9780525952039
Lccn
2010037238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) RO576008
  • (OCoLC)635459456
  • (Nz)13490717

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