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The Resource The Union Quilters

The Union Quilters

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The Union Quilters
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The Union Quilters
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The 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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Chiaverini, Jennifer
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dictionaries
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Fiction
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The Union Quilters
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OVERDRIVE:39885b4a-a94a-4842-9709-1dbf72887b73
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
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9781101475850
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True
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optical disk
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The Union Quilters
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:39885b4a-a94a-4842-9709-1dbf72887b73
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101475850
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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