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The Christmas Quilt

The Christmas Quilt

In this holiday tale that predates The Master Quilter, two women discover an unfinished Christmas quilt in the attic: a mixed bag of memories spills out along with the feathered star blocks ( Publishers Weekly ). Unabridged. 7 CDs.

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ISBN 9781428170032
Barcode 9781428170032
Published 1 October 2007 by Recorded Books
Format Audio CD/Audio
Author(s) By Chiaverini, Jennifer
Narrator Moore, Christina
Series Elm Creek Quilts Novels (Simon & Schuster)
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ISBN-13 9781428170032
ISBN-10 1428170030
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Recorded Books
Imprint Recorded Books
Publication Date 1 October 2007
Publication Country United States United States
Format Audio CD/Audio
Author(s) By Chiaverini, Jennifer
Narrator Moore, Christina
Series Elm Creek Quilts Novels (Simon & Schuster)
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 6
Dimensions Width: 132mm
Height: 147mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 181g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

When Christmas Eve comes to Elm Creek Manor, the tenor of the holiday is far from certain. Sylvia Bergstrom Compson, the Master Quilter, has her own reasons for preferring a quiet, even subdued, Christmas. Her young friend Sarah McClure, however, takes the opposite view and decides to deck the halls brightly. As she explores the trunks packed with Bergstrom family decorations that haven't been touched in more than fifty years, Sarah discovers a curious Christmas quilt. Begun in seasonal fabrics and patterns, the quilt remains unfinished. Sylvia reveals that the handiwork spans several generations and a quartet of Bergstrom quilters--her great aunt, her mother, her sister, and herself. As she examines the array of quilt blocks each family member contributed but never completed, memories of Christmases past emerge. At Elm Creek Manor, Christmas began as a celebration of simple virtues-- joy and hope buoyed by the spirit of giving. As each successive generation of Bergstroms lived through its unique trials--the antebellum era, the Great Depression, World War II--tradition offered sustenance even during the most difficult times. For Sylvia, who is coping with the modern problem of family dispersed, estranged, or even forgotten, reconciliation with her personal history may proves as elusive as piecing the Christmas Quilt. Elm Creek Manor is full of secrets, from a Christmas tree with unusual properties to the sublime Bergstrom strudel recipe. Sylvia's tales at first seem to inform her family legacy but ultimately illuminate far more, from the importance of women's art to its place in commemorating our shared experience, at Christmastime and in every season.

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NZ Review .,. her gift for visual imagery (Abigail going down with the Titanic, Eleanor's quilts recast as wearable art) and gentle humor (a museum exhibit's explanation of one quilt's origins) blend seamlessly into prose that, like the needlework she portrays, proves intricate, lovely, comforting and uniquely American.

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