Sunday, September 15, 2019
A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier
Viking and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you). It will be published September 17th.
She works at an insurance office typing. Her wages are low but the peace and quiet is worth it. Violet is drawn into a society of broderers—women who embroider kneelers for the Cathedral. She starts out as a learner and then teaches others the stitches as they arrive to join their efforts.
She finds herself drawn to one of the bellringers. He's married, he's older than her, and his wife is suffering the loss of their son and has given up on life. He's not available but she wishes he was.
She continues her independent life, makes some friends, finds someone to stay with her mother, and eventually finds a moment alone with Arthur. They agree they can't see each other anymore.
Then she develops another challenge. She's an unwed mother. That means she has to move and she loses her job. But she's up to the challenge...