Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search



Available copies

  • 0 of 1 copy available at Juniata County.
  • 28 of 73 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)

Current holds

8 current holds with 73 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Juniata County Library F CHE (Text) 39640100570702 JUNM Fiction New Checked Out 11/29/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525558248 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0525558241 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 321 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, [2019]

Content descriptions

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: Female friendship > Fiction.
Needleworkers > Fiction.
Women > England > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Patron Reviews:
Series:
Awards:
Similar Books:
Other Editions:

Additional Resources