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From the critically acclaimed author of The Personal History of Rachel DuPree comes The Glovemaker - a stunning historical novel for fans of Cold Mountain.

Winter, 1888. Utah Territory. As glovemaker Deborah Tyler awaits her husband's long-anticipated return home, a desperate stranger arrives on her doorstep asking for help.

Everything about the man feels wrong. Deborah is sure he's on the run from the law, and the deputies chasing him can't be far behind. But to turn him away on this bitter January night could risk his life.

With her husband's absence felt stronger by the minute, Deborah must make a decision. A decision that will change her life forever . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 131 x 198 x 21mm | 234g
  • MACMILLAN
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0230745784
  • 9780230745780
  • 3,179

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Compelling, passionate, and adventurous . . . for readers of Tracy Chevalier * PDE * Ann Weisgarber excels at the slowly unfurling tale, where the characters' waiting and indecision
build tension as deftly as any action sequence. Highly recommend. * Historical Novel Society * Historical novelist Ann Weisgarber beautifully paints the harsh, lonely environment of the Utah Territory . . . while creating tense moments and life-altering revelations of her heroine . . . Weisgarber's strong grip on suspense keeps the pages turning until the last storm passes * Book Page * Weisgarber makes effective use of early Mormon history to explore moral choice, and compression in language, setting, number of characters, and chronology lends this tale an unusual force * Booklist * Marvelous . . . This is a rich, powerful, and wholly immersive tale * Publisher's Weekly * When I first started reading Ann Weisgarber's new book, I had no expectation that a novel about renegade Mormons in Utah in the 1880's could turn out to be so precisely suspenseful that, if Alfred Hitchcock were alive, he might snap up the film rights. The Glovemaker is a humane, high-velocity glimpse into the ever-simmering dilemmas of faith and conscience -- Stephen Harrigan, author of The Gates of the Alamo and Remember Ben Clayton A compelling story balanced on the knife edge between religion and ethics, crime and sin, compassion and fear -- Mary Doria Russell, author of Doc and Epitaph Another triumph from one of our country's finest historical novelists . . . Weisgarber gives us a spellbinding, multi-layered heroine whose survival is jeopardized by the harshness of the land and the man she loves. A tale of moral complexity . . . Compelling and suspenseful -- Sarah Bird, author of Daughter of a Queen I loved everything about this book - the characters, the plot, the vivid and unique setting - but most of all I loved the fact that it felt so raw and honest -- Juliet West, author of The Faithful Weisgarber, in The Glovemaker, has once again created a heroine of extraordinary grace and courage in a challenging, at times violent, but ultimately sublime landscape. -- Kathleen Kent, author of The Heretic's Daughter A tense, taut, historically faithful tale * Saga * The Glovemaker, Ann Weisgarber's engrossing, troubling, honest-to-goodness third novel, is as stark and touching as the lives described, as tense and testing as the Utah backlands where it's set, as fine as any fiction you will read this year -- Jim Crace, author of Harvest and The Melody Weisgarber's exploration of a woman struggling to satisfy her conscience is telling and touching * Sunday Times *
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About Ann Weisgarber

Ann Weisgarber was born and raised in Kettering, Ohio. She has lived in Boston, Massachusetts, and Des Moines, Iowa, but now splits her time between Sugar Land, Texas, and Galveston, Texas. Her first novel The Personal History of Rachel DuPree was longlisted for the Orange Prize and shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers. Her follow-up book, The Promise, was a finalist in the Western Writers of America Best Historical Fiction Awards. The Glovemaker is her third novel.
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