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The Quilter's Legacy

(2003)
(The fifth book in the Elm Creek Quilts series)
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Readers of Jennifer Chiaverini's popular and engaging Elm Creek Quilts series are treated in each successive volume to storytelling that expertly weaves the joys and intricacies of history, quilting, and family ties. In The Quilter's Legacy, a daughter's search for her mother's treasured heirlooms illuminates life in Manhattan and rural Pennsylvania at the turn of the last century.

When precious heirloom quilts hand-stitched by her mother turn up missing from the attic of Elm Creek Manor, Sylvia Bergstrom Compson resolves to find them. From scant resources -- journal entries, receipts, and her own fading memories -- she pieces together clues, then queries quilting friends from around the world. When dozens of leads arrive via the Internet, Sylvia and her fiancé, Andrew, embark on a nationwide investigation of antiques shops and quilt museums.

Sylvia's quest leads her to unexpected places, where offers of assistance are not always what they seem. As the search continues, revelations surface about her mother, Eleanor Lockwood, who died in 1930, when Sylvia was only a child. Burdened with poor health and distant parents, Eleanor Lockwood defied her family by marrying for love. Far from her Manhattan home, she embraced her new life among the Bergstroms -- but although warmth and affection surrounded Eleanor at last, the Bergstroms could not escape the tragedies of their times.

As Sylvia recovers some of the missing quilts and accepts others as lost forever, she reflects on the woman her mother was and mourns the woman she never knew. For every daughter who has yearned to know the untold story of her mother's life, and for every mother who has longed to be heard, The Quilter's Legacy will resonate with heartfelt honesty as it reveals what tenuous connections bind the generations and celebrates the love that sustains them.

Genre: Romance    Get it on Google Play

"Full of homespun wisdom and the joys and sorrows shared by women everywhere." - Earlene Fowler



Hardback Editions

July 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Quilter's Legacy (Elm Creek Quilts Series #5)
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN: 0-7862-5568-4 / 978-0-7862-5568-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Quilter's Legacy (Elm Creek Quilts Series #5)
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN: 0-7432-3613-0 / 978-0-7432-3613-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Quilter's Legacy (Elm Creek Quilts Series #5)
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN: 0-7394-3377-6 / 978-0-7394-3377-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   


Paperback Editions

April 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Quilter's Legacy: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel (The Elm Creek Quilts)
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN: 1-4516-0610-9 / 978-1-4516-0610-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Quilter's Legacy (Elm Creek Quilts Series #5)
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN: 0-452-28467-8 / 978-0-452-28467-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

July 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Quilter's Legacy: Elm Creek Quilts, Book 5
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


July 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Quilter's Legacy: Elm Creek Quilts, Book 5
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


2003 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Quilter's Legacy
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN: 1-4025-9702-9 / 978-1-4025-9702-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

November 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Quilter's Legacy: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel (The Elm Creek Quilts)
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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