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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.

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Arcade Free Library LARGE PRINT CHEVA (Text)
Adult New Materials
52112300438595
Reshelving
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Bloomfield Public Library LP FIC Chevalier (Text)
Adult New Materials
52133300137250
Available
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Lyons Public Library LG PRT F Che (Text)
Large Print
52141300550364
Checked out
11/26/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Newark Public Library LP FIC CHE (Text)
Adult New Materials
52125300867431
Checked out
11/12/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Palmyra Community Library LARGE PRINT CHE (Text)
Large Print
52127300407531
Checked out
11/04/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.

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