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The Resource A single thread, Marie Bostwick

A single thread, Marie Bostwick

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A single thread
Title
A single thread
Statement of responsibility
Marie Bostwick
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Language
eng
Summary
Moving from Fort Worth, Texas to New Bern, Connecticut to open a quilt shop begins a new life for Evelyn Dixon, bringing unexpected connections with a trio of women who come to the shop for quilting classes
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Review
  • Bostwick makes a seamless transition from historical fiction to the contemporary scene in this buoyant novel about the value of friendship among women. When Evelyn Dixon's marriage ends, she leaves Texas and drives north until New Bern, Conn., captures her heart. There she pursues a dream of opening a quilt shop, and with little money and a lot of determination, she turns a derelict building into a haven for the crafty set. But three women who show up for quilting class end up learning about more than stitching and batting. Chilly, wealthy Abigail Burgess; her angry 19-year-old niece, Liza; and recently laid-off Margot Matthews all have different reasons for being there, but when Evelyn, having just learned she has breast cancer, breaks down, the trio unites to support her. Evelyn's illness and recovery are the catalysts that force the others to re-examine their own lives, while hints of a possible romance for Evelyn add a complementary thread to the friendship, community and illness story lines. Bostwick's polished style and command of plot make this story of bonding and sisterhood a tantalizing book club contender. (Nov.) --Staff (Reviewed August 18, 2008) (Publishers Weekly, vol 255, issue 33, p37)
  • Bostwick succeeds admirably in this departure from historical fiction (e.g., On Wings of the Morning ). When divorce forces Evelyn Dixon to leave her Texas home, she impulsively drives to New Bern, CT, where she finds the perfect neglected building to turn into a shop. When her business struggles, a new friend suggests a special event to keep it going. On the day Evelyn holds a Quilt Pink event for cancer, she discovers that she herself has breast cancer. Following the event, she falls apart in front of three women, including the town's wealthiest woman and the woman's troubled niece. Not surprisingly, the three women become Evelyn's friends and assist with the shop while she undergoes treatment, and everyone's lives change. Despite the predictability of the plot, this is a pleasant story of friendship, with a message of starting over despite the odds. It will remind readers of Debbie Macomber's popular The Shop on Blossom Street . The first in Bostwick's "Cobbled Court" series, this comforting book is highly recommended for public libraries.—Lesa Holstine, Glendale P.L., AZ --Lesa Holstine (Reviewed October 15, 2008) (Library Journal, vol 133, issue 17, p52)
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285321
Cataloging source
UKM
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Bostwick, Marie
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
Series statement
Cobbled Court novels
Series volume
0001
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  • Specialty stores
  • Quilting
  • Female friendship
  • Connecticut
Label
A single thread, Marie Bostwick
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes discussion questions (p. [333]-335)
  • Includes preview of author's upcoming "Cobbled Court" novel: (p. [339]-344)
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 344 p.
Isbn
9780758222572
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o221158709
  • (OCoLC)221158709
Label
A single thread, Marie Bostwick
Publication
Note
  • Includes discussion questions (p. [333]-335)
  • Includes preview of author's upcoming "Cobbled Court" novel: (p. [339]-344)
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 344 p.
Isbn
9780758222572
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o221158709
  • (OCoLC)221158709

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