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The Union quilters

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Grouped Work IDdece76f1-273a-1db9-70d7-cba9f338f3f0
Grouping Titleunion quilters
Grouping Authorjennifer chiaverini
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-06-13 07:36:21AM
Last Indexed2021-06-13 07:52:01AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780525952039

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display_descriptionThe New York Times bestselling author of the Elm Creek Quilts series joins the Dutton list with a Civil War-era tale of love and sacrifice behind Union lines.
With The Union Quilters, Chiaverini delivers a powerful story of a remarkable group of women coping with changing roles and the extraordinary experiences of the Civil War.
In 1862 Water's Ford, Pennsylvania, abolitionism is prevalent, even passionate, so the local men rally to answer Mr. Lincoln's call to arms. Thus the women of Elm Creek Valley's quilting bee are propelled into the unknown. Constance Wright, married to Abel, a skilled sharpshooter courageous enough to have ventured south to buy his wife's freedom from a Virginia plantation, knows well her husband's certainty that all people, enslaved and free, North and South, need colored men like him to fight for a greater purpose. Sisters-in-law Dorothea Nelson and Charlotte Granger wish safe passage for their learned husbands. Schoolmaster turned farmer Thomas carries Dorothea's Dove in the Window quilt with him. Charlotte's husband, Dr. Jonathan Granger, takes more than a doctor's bag to his post at a field hospital. Alongside the devotion of his wife, pregnant with their second child, Jonathan brings the promise he made to his unrequited love, Gerda Bergstrom: "My first letter will be to you."
Together with the other members of the circle, the women support one another through loneliness and fear, and devise an ingenious business plan to keep Water's Ford functioning. That plan may forever alter the patchwork of town life in ways that transcend even the ultimate sacrifices of war.
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ils:611139BookBooksEnglishDutton, [2011]viii, 342 pages ; 22 cm.
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seriesElm Creek Quilts
series_with_volumeElm Creek Quilts|17
subject_facetCity and town life -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
Pennsylvania -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction
Quilting -- Fiction
Quiltmakers -- Fiction
title_displayThe Union quilters
title_fullThe Union Quilters
The Union quilters / Jennifer Chiaverini
title_shortThe Union quilters
topic_facetCity and town life