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An opportunity to read an advance copy A story is like building a chapel A novel is a cathedral Rosario FerreTracy Chevalier centers A Single Thread around the majesty of the Cathedral in Winchester with its mighty presence and its abundant history Winchester Cathedral becomes the focal point of what has occured in the past in its community and what is transpiring in arly May of 1932Winchester still bears the scars of World War I in which loss sits heavily at the No Respect elbow of family upon family Young men left the town DNF at 50% Feel awful because this is my monthly read with Esil and Angela This for me is one of those books that one neither hates nor likes It is just stagnant If you likembroidery or hell ringers you might have better luck it is missing a spark just too much yada yada This was my first time reading a novel by Tracy Chevalier and I have a somewhat mixed reaction That s not to say the book is not The Spirituality Revolution enjoyable because it really is But something was a little bit missing for me and by about the 23 mark I was really ready for the book to be over A Single Thread follows the character of Violet Speedwell in 1930s England Violet is in her late thirties and is what is known at the time as a In a world that increasingly appears to have gone mad this book is a soothing calming balm This story is understated gentle and about a bye gone age when societies rules and foibles are usually strictly obeyed Tracy Chevalier is an author who can create a picture a character and an atmosphere with the appearance offfortlessness and that takes great skill and understanding of your craft The main character is Violet Speedwell and the ra is the 1930 s the setting is principally beautiful Winchester and much of the focus is on the cathedral Violet is a lovely character although the book has a number of great characters some who are very likeable Tom Arthur Miss Pesel tc and some less likeable such as Violet s moaning Minnie of a mother Violet has known great sadness as her fianc and brother were killed in the Great War but she is trying to get her life back on track and the Winchester Broderers and Bell Ringing are key to that recovery I found the Economies and Cultures embroidery aspect fascinating though I have zero ability with a needle being totally cack handed and a lot of this aspect of the book is grounded in fact Miss Peselxisted and was in charge of the designs and much of the work referred to can still be seen in the cathedral I Designing with Web Standards especially loved that and this is something that Tracy Chevalier freuently does in her books I like the gentle humour and there are some lovely and absurd stories that are so ridiculously Englishccentricity coming fairly Sadies Surrender (Oyster Harbor, easy There are moments of menace too and Violet shows just how self possessed she could be at times of threat Society of the time is well depicted toospecially peoples attitudes to same sex relationships and unmarried mothers although some characters refuse to bow to the conventions of the day There is unreuited love but healing too as Violet is able to move on from her losses and in her own inimitable way finds solace The Structure Of The Nucleus ending of the book is lovely and optimistic albeit with the spectre of Hitler hanging over the world Tracy Chevalier is a wonderful author I ve read all of her books so it was a privilege to receive anarly copy of this book Thanks to NetGalley and HarperFiction Publication Date 5th September Despite having neither the temperament nor the talent to actively First Anthology engage in the fiber arts I have always had an interest in them My forays into the world of knitting and needlepoint have resulted in frustration and I sheepishly admit swearing like a sailor We have a world renowned art museum here which has many finexamples on display so I content myself with viewing textiles tapestries and so on rather than actively taking part In this novel Releasing The Power Within Through Spiritual Dynamics embroidery needlepoint provides a spinster with a way to connect with other women and leave her mark upon the world in the form of decorative kneelers For her grievingmbittered mother After countless meals of boiled Passage Through Crisis egg and dry toast she savesnough to move out of her mother's home 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 mbroider kneelers kneeling cushions for the Cathedral carrying on a centuries long tradition of bringing comfort to worshippersViolet finds
The fabric of Violet Speedwell s life begins to feel worn It is 1932 and as a 38 year old woman under the controlling needs of her negativewidowed mother Violet finally decides to take her life into her own hands and moves from Southampton to Winchester at the disappointment of brother Tom and sister in law EvelynWorld War I has left her bereft after the loss of her ldest brother George and fianc Laurence With the recent death of her beloved father Violet feels one loss too many Without her father to be the buffer between Violet and her mother Violet is desperate to get away and discover a new life for herselfIn Winchester Violet finds a bare bones place to live in Mrs Harvey s rooming house and is soon hired as a typist for an insurance company Life is a struggle as a surplus woman It is assumed that all women want to have a husband and family therefore no need for a job with a living wage These women unfortunately are alone because their generation s potential husbands have died as a result of World War I There are 175 million women than men after the Great War hence surplus women Violet is without friends or family in Winchester She begins to stitch the new borders of her life around her job her home the new found Winchester Cathedral Broderers and its new purpose and the new friendships that result Each thread of these new relationships helps to reinforce and steady the fabric of Violet s new life A FINE THREAD is my first Tracey Chevalier book to read The research into the subject matter for this historical fiction is well done I ve never been one clever The Road to Einsteins Relativity enough for beautiful needlecraft but I certainly feel as though I ve learned a lot about Louisa Pesel and herxuisite contribution to this artI felt that all of the characters were well written and that they made the story come alive At times the pacing was slowed but I attribute this to the time and place Thank you to VikingRandom House for the ARC of A FINE THREAD in Black Boy exchange for an honest review Itsxpected release date is September 17 2019 It s 1932 and because so many young men have lost their lives in the Great War there is a whole generation of unmarried females unfortunately referred to as surplus women Violet at age 38 is one of them She has lost both her fiance and brother in the war and decides to get a job in the next town to Nighttime Sweethearts escape living with her cantankerous mother She gets involved with a group of women whombroider cushions for the church and learns far that just Maternity Bride (Silhouette Desire embroidery stitches through her association with these women Tracy Chevalier hasvoked the period between the wars perfectly I felt as if I was in this English village where kindness and small mindedness coexisted in the multi faceted characters Chevalier has done her research and this novel is one of her best I just couldn t put it down 325 starsA Single Thread had the ingredients for the kind of novel I usually love but unfortunately I found it uite flat in the delivery The story is set in the Safe in My Arms early 1930s and focuses on Violet Violet is 37 years old and thinks of herself as a surplus woman She wasn t able to marry because so many men were killed during WWI and her options in life are seriously limited by her sex and marital status The story focuses on a year when Violet leaves her mother s home and goes to live in Westminster where she works as a typist and joins a women smbroidery group She also befriends one of the cathedral s bell ringers My favourite part of the book was one of the sub characters Louise Pessel who is based on a real woman who designed Presunta colpevole embroidery Thend also came together nicely And the writing is decent But otherwise this one felt a bit didactic at the Poisoned Secrets (Murder and Mayhem expense of creating fully formed complex characters and a subtle plot I don t regret reading it but I feel that it could have been much better This was a buddy read with Diane and Angela and none of us was particularlynthusiastic but as always I appreciate reading with them Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for. An immersive moving story of a woman coming into her own at the dawn of the Second World War from internationally bestselling author Tracy Chevalier1932 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.
Or the cathedral in Winchester Patterns of bell ringing at the cathedral also play a prominent role Although one incident rang false to me this is a charming and delightful historical novel filled with women struggling to come into their own forging a future and casting off society s definitions of what it meant to be an independent single female between the two world wars Violet inadvertently walks into the Winchester Cathedral during a ceremony for the broderers and is taken with the Safe Words embroidered kneelers I was not and the first part of the book was a trudge for me I was bored I kept reading though because I admired how Violet asserted her independence and moves away from her constantly complaining mother I felt for her alone and barely makingnough for room and breakfast freuently skipping a meal and still after years is grieving the loss of her fiance her brother in the Great War She was considered one of Surplus Women Surplus women is a phrase coined during the Industrial Revolution referring to a perceived His To Claim (McBain Brothers Alpha, excess of unmarried women in Britain Wikipedia The middle part of the book was better and I liked the descriptions of the bell ringing and Violet s growing relationships While I get what Chevalier seems to be portraying here the challenges of these women in society in general the workplace andven in their families the delivery of the story fell short for me felt a bit contrived at times In spite of this I think it s worthy of three stars because as I mentioned I admired Violet and some of the other women in the broderers group and their coming together in friendship made for a good The Black Sheeps Baby (Into The Heartland) (Into The Heartland) (Silhouette Intimate Moments, ending I read this with Diane and Esil This has been rated higher by a number of reviewers so we may be outliers here I received an advanced copy of this book from Viking through Edelweiss In A Single Thread Tracy Chevalier paints a richly detailed picture of history and social change in England in the inter war years set in the beautiful location of Winchester with its magnificent cathedral In a well researched character driven story it is 1932 38 year old Violet Speedwell is deemed to be one of the surplus women a conseuence of the huge numbers of men lost in WW1 women who are both pitied and feared She is still feeling the loss of her fiance and her brother in the war stifled by a difficult and suffocating mother She saves up moving to Winchester living an impoverishedxistence in a lodging house and working as a typist On a visit to the Cathedral there is a ceremony for the broderers her interest is captured by the Pursuit of Justice embroidered kneelers She joins the group of women that includes the real life Louise PesselAs she immerses her life inmbroidery she finds so much than she could Dangerous to Touch ever havexpected She discovers an inner fulfillment support friendship and community along with secets whilst feeling drawn to a married bellringer Arthur She becomes aware of who she is and what she is good at Chevalier goes into incredible detail on the craft of Once Upon a Seduction (Its All About Attitude embroidery and campanology in a slow moving but involving narrative Violet is a strong determined flawed woman resilient as despite the challenges she and other women face she is intent on shaping her life into what she wants it to be refusing to be defined by others There are all the issues often associated with small communities small minded individuals gossip judgementalism and prejudice Amidst a horizon that hints of another world war we are given a snapshot of this particular historical period people and place with beautiful descriptions of the location The novel touches on issues of the position of women of sexuality of being an unmarried mother of the importance of friendships of identity family of love and art This is not a book for those looking for a fast paced read this is one to savour andngage in the characters and the Winchester Cathedral community in the 1930s This is for those who love character driven historical fiction particularly of this Rodeo Daughter era Many thanks to HarperCollins for an ARC. Upport and community in the group fulfillment in the work they create andven 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 xpected to grow Told in Chevalier's glorious prose A Single Thread is a timeless story of friendship love and a woman crafting her own li.
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Born19 October 1962 in Washington DC Youngest of 3 children Father was a photographer for The Washington PostChildhoodNerdy Spent a lot of time lying on my bed reading Favorite authors back then Laura Ingalls Wilder Madeleine L’Engle Zilpha Keatley Snyder Joan Aiken Susan Cooper Lloyd Alexander Book I would have taken to a desert island Anne of Green Gables by LM MontgomeryEduca