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The Union Quilters : An Elm Creek Quilts Novel

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"Chiaverini has once again written an intense and beautiful book-so much so that readers will almost hear the hollow echo of the fife and drum as they immerse themselves in every compelling page . . . Truly unforgettable." -BookPage In 1862, the men of Water's Ford, Pennsylvania, rally to President Lincoln's call while Dorothea Granger marshals her friends to "wield their needles for the Union." Meanwhile, Anneke Bergstrom hides the shame she feels for her husband's pacifism; gifted writer Gerda Bergstrom takes on local Southern sympathizers in the pages of the Water's Ford Register; and Constance Wright struggles to help her husband gain entry to the Union Army-despite the color of his skin. As the women work, hope, and pray, the men they love confront loneliness, boredom, and danger on the battlefield. But the women of the sewing circle also forge a new independence that will forever alter the patchwork of life in the Elm Creek Valley.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 357 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 22.86mm | 317.51g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • New American Library
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0452297605
  • 9780452297609
  • 130,792

Review quote

"Fascinating . . . We seldom think beyond the battles and the generals, but the story of the home [front] is a compelling one. Although we might know how the big picture turned out, the individual stories presented here are rivetingly new."--"Romantic Times" "Jennifer Chiaverini''s strength is not only writing strong female characters, but also placing them in interesting lives and times."--"New York Journal of Books" "Jennifer Chiaverini's strength is not only writing strong female characters, but also placing them in interesting lives and times." -- New York Journal of Books "Fascinating . . . We seldom think beyond the battles and the generals, but the story of the home [front] is a compelling one. Although we might know how the big picture turned out, the individual stories presented here are rivetingly new." -- Romantic Timesshow more

About Jennifer Chiaverini

Jennifer Chiaverini lives with her husband and two sons in Madison, Wisconsin. In addition to the six volumes in the Elm Creek Quilts series and two books of quilt patterns inspired by the novels, she designs the Elm Creek Quilts fabric line from Red Rooster Fabrics. Her most recent book is Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker.show more

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2,850 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
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4 36% (1,034)
3 27% (768)
2 8% (214)
1 1% (28)
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