Pre-Owned - Fiction - The Quilter's Apprentice
Pre-owned General Fiction book.
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 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.
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.
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. The powerful debut novel 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.
Published : 1999
ISBN : 978-1-4165-5699-2
Number of Pages : 207
Condition : excellent condition. No writings or page foldings on the book.