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ISBN13: 9780452281721
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When Sarah McClure and her husband, Matt, move to Waterford, Pennsylvania, she hopes to make a fresh start in the small college town. Unable to find a job both practical and fulfilling, she takes a temporary position at Elm Creek Manor helping its reclusive owner Sylvia Compson prepare her family estate for sale after the death of her estranged sister. Sylvia is also a master quilter and, as part of Sarah's compensation, offers to share the secrets of her creative gifts with the younger woman.<P>During their lessons, the intricate, varied threads of Sylvia's life begin to emerge. It is the story of a young wife living through the hardships and agonies of the World War II home front; of a family torn apart by jealousy and betrayal; of misunderstanding, loss, and a tragedy that can never be undone. As the bond between them deepens, Sarah resolves to help Sylvia free herself from remembered sorrows and restore her life — and her home — to its former glory. In the process, she confronts painful truths about her own family, even as she creates new dreams for the future.<P>Just as the darker sections of a quilt can enhance the brighter ones, the mistakes of the past can strengthen understanding and lead the way to new beginnings. A powerful debut novel by a gifted storyteller, The Quilter's Apprentice tells a timeless tale of family, friendship, and forgiveness as two women weave the disparate pieces of their lives into a bountiful and harmonious whole.

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As part of the compensation for helping Sylvia Compson prepare her family estate for sale, Sarah McClure accepts quilting lessons. During the lessons, Mrs. Compson reveals how her family has been torn apart, and her stories force Sarah to confront uncomfortable truths about her relationship with her alienated mother.

About the Author

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.

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Dear Reader, September 10, 2008 (view all comments by Dear Reader)
A very enjoyable read. The quilting references were especially interesting to someone who sews. It made me feel more confident about quilting and makes me want to visit a place like Elm Creek. I adore the characters and enjoyed the history lessons woven into the story.
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Judith Neumann, August 27, 2006 (view all comments by Judith Neumann)
I am a new quilter and this is a exciting easy read and just hits the spot. Love the way the book flows and the stories inside the main story.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780452281721
Author:
Chiaverini, Jennifer
Publisher:
Plume
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Quilting
Subject:
Pennsylvania
Subject:
Female friendship
Subject:
Aged women
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Quiltmakers
Subject:
Older women
Subject:
Literary
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
no. 98-3237
Publication Date:
20000401
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.02x5.34x.58 in. .51 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , As part of the compensation for helping Sylvia Compson prepare her family estate for sale, Sarah McClure accepts quilting lessons. During the lessons, Mrs. Compson reveals how her family has been torn apart, and her stories force Sarah to confront uncomfortable truths about her relationship with her alienated mother.
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