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The Union Quilters

The Union Quilters

(2011)
(Book 17 in the Elm Creek Quilts series)
A novel by

 
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.

Genre: Romance
 
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Hardback Editions

March 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: The Union Quilters (Elm Creek Quilts Novels)
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN: 1-4104-3332-3 / 978-1-4104-3332-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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February 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: The Union Quilters (Elm Creek Quilts)
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN: 0-525-95203-9 / 978-0-525-95203-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
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2011 : USA Hardback
Title: The Union Quilters (An Elm Creek Quilts Novel, Large Print)
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN: 1-61129-342-1 / 978-1-61129-342-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Large Print
Availability: Amazon   

Paperback Editions

February 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: The Union Qulters (An Elm Creek Quilts Novel)
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN: 1-59413-512-6 / 978-1-59413-512-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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February 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: The Union Quilters: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN: 0-452-29760-5 / 978-0-452-29760-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
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Audio Editions

March 2011 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Union Quilters: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

2011 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Union Quilters
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN: 1-4498-4477-4 / 978-1-4498-4477-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

February 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Union Quilters: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel (The Elm Creek Quilts Book 17)
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
Publisher: Dutton
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