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A Single Thread
A Single Thread | Tracy Chevalier
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Great characters in this historical fiction set after wwi about women who were left in a world that didn‘t know what to do with them.

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Lesliereads
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5 ⭐️‘s for bringing background figures and history to the forefront, as well as illustrating social attitudes regarding women in England in the 1930s. 3⭐️‘s for the execution because dialogue was on yeoman‘s duty explaining history and methods re: embroidery, cathedrals, bell-ringing, etc. #TracyChevalier #handcrafts #bellringing #threads

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Texreader
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My audiobook choice. I‘m loving it!

Crazeedi This looks good!!! 2w
Texreader @Crazeedi I think it‘s particularly good if you like embroidery, which I do. If not, parts may be incredibly boring. 2w
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lowellette
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A postwar British woman trying to figure out a future with few available men after getting sick of living with a mean mom. What I love about Chevalier‘s writing is her incorporation of artistic techniques. Here we learn about embroidery and church bell ringing. One of my favorite reads of the year.

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GirlWellRead
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A Single Thread is both meticulous in detail and in the telling of the story. It is character-driven, so the pacing of this book may be too slow for you. Where this book excels is in the finer writing that carefully details the art of embroidery and the history of the time period. Although this book isn't quite as memorable as her other works, Chevalier delivers a rich and authentic work of literary fiction with an interesting premise.

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Sharpeipup
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Read this after a friend recommended it to me.
#recommendsday

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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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This is a solid pick because of Fenella Woolgar's narration. She turned this rather dry read into a lovely story to listen to. Violet is lovely as well, and Fenella made her more so. I know this is a book about the women left with no husbands, fiances, brothers, fathers, etc after WWI and their struggles to live independent and sometimes lonely lives - but the majority was about embroidery and bells and oh my it was dry, yet quiet and lovely.

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squirrelbrain
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Violet lost her brother and fiancé in WW1 and has just moved out of the home she shared with her overbearing mother. This book goes in-depth into a hitherto unknown subject, as many of Chevalier‘s books do; this time its the embroidery of church kneelers, as well as a spot of bell-ringing too...!

There is, as always, an absorbing storyline alongside the fascinating facts, which made for an unputdownable book.

#netgalley #asinglethread

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PatriciaU
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Reading this tonight and desperately wanting to learn how to embroider!

LiteraryinLititz Oooh, how beautiful! Good luck! 3mo
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Abailliekaras
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Our interview with Tracy Chevalier is up now on Books On The Go! We loved this book and Tracy was a delight to chat with. Take a listen! 🤩🎧

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Sills
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Has anyone read this? I love historical fiction but would like to hear from my Litsy
friends? "A Single Thread"
#friendsopinions
#callinglitsyreaders
#historicalfictionlovers

Follow.my.read Just picked it up at the library! 4mo
Sills @Follow.my.read please post when you read🙂 4mo
Sapphire Listening on audible and enjoying. I have enjoyed Chevalier before, especially lady and the unicorn and impossible creatures. Wasn't going to read this one until I heard her speak at DMA. 4mo
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VanessaCW
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I thought this was a delightful and thoughtfully written tale of friendship, family and unrequited love. Tracy Chevalier has woven a brilliant story touching on social history during the inter-war years. It‘s well researched and beautifully combines historical fact with fiction, giving a great sense of time and place. The writing style is wonderful, the author has her own reflective and engaging approach - it easily transported me to the era.

booksbrewsandbooze I love this author so much! 4mo
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Pandalibrarian
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I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. Violet is a “surplus woman” who finally begins life on her own at 38. She moves to a new town, becomes a “broderer” or someone who embroiders, meets a man, and more. In addition to the art of embroidery and needlework, we also learn about the art of bell ringing. The relationships between Violet, her family, and friends form the core of this book. Tracy Chevalier brings in lots of historical detail.

charl08 I've not come across this one, but sounds great. 5mo
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