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The quilter's apprentice: a novel

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Simon & Schuster Paperbacks,
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1st Simon & Schuster trade paperback ed.
Jennifer Chiaverini's bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series starts with The Quilter's Apprentice , a timeless tale of family, friendship, and forgiveness as two women weave the disparate pieces of their lives into a bountiful and harmonious whole, and begin the legacy of the Elm Street Quilters. When Sarah McClure and her husband, Matt, move to Waterford, Pennsylvania, she hopes to make a fresh start in the small college town. Unable to find a job both practical and fulfilling, she takes a temporary position at Elm Creek Manor helping its reclusive owner Sylvia Compson prepare her family estate for sale and after the death of her estranged sister. Sylvia is also a master quilter and, as part of Sarah's compensation, offers to share the secrets of her creative gifts with the younger woman. During their lessons, the intricate, varied threads of Sylvia's life begin to emerge. It is the story of a young wife living through the hardships and agonies of the World War II home front; of a family torn apart by jealousy and betrayal; of misunderstanding, loss, and a tragedy that can never be undone. As the bond between them deepens, Sarah resolves to help Sylvia free herself from remembered sorrows and restore her life--and her home--to its former glory. In the process, she confronts painful truths about her own family, even as she creates new dreams for the future. Just as the darker sections of a quilt can enhance the brighter ones, the mistakes of the past can strengthen understanding and lead the way to new beginnings. A powerful debut by a gifted storyteller, The Quilter's Apprentice tells a timeless tale of family, friendship, and forgiveness as two women weave the disparate pieces of their lives into a bountiful and harmonious whole.
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Last Grouping Update 2018-08-11 04:21:02AM
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subject_facet Compson, Sylvia (Fictional character) -- Fiction, Female friendship -- Fiction, Older women -- Fiction, Pennsylvania -- Fiction, Quilting -- Fiction, Quiltmakers -- Fiction, Quilts -- Fiction, Women -- Fiction
title_display The quilter's apprentice : a novel
title_full The quilter's apprentice : a novel / Jennifer Chiaverini
title_short The quilter's apprentice :
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topic_facet Compson, Sylvia (Fictional character), Female friendship, Older women, Quilting, Quiltmakers, Quilts, Women