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The quilter's apprentice : a novel / Jennifer Chiaverini. --

By: Chiaverini, Jennifer, 1969- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Chiaverini, Jennifer, Elm Creek quilts: book 1.Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2008, c1999Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk. ed. --.Description: 207 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781416556992 ; 1416556990 .Subject(s): Female friendship -- Fiction | Older women -- Fiction | Quilting -- Fiction | Quiltmakers -- Fiction | Compson, Sylvia (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Pennsylvania -- FictionDDC classification: FIC
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Jennifer Chiaverini's bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series starts with The Quilter's Apprentice , a timeless tale of family, friendship, and forgiveness as two women weave the disparate pieces of their lives into a bountiful and harmonious whole, and begin the legacy of the Elm Street Quilters.<br> <br> 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 and 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.<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> 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 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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