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A Single Thread

(2019)
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"A buoyant tale about the path to acceptance and joy--beginning, like all journeys, with one brave step."--People

An immersive, moving story of a woman coming into her own at the dawn of the Second World War, from internationally bestselling author Tracy Chevalier

Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2019 (TIME) | Best Books of Fall (PopSugar) | 5 Books Not To Miss (USA TODAY) | 50 Best Books of the Year (GOOD HOUSEKEEPING) | One of the New York Post's Fall Novels Everyone's Talking About | 13 Fall Best New Books Written by Women (Parade) | One of Chicago Sun Times' "Books Not to Miss"


1932. After the Great War took both her beloved brother and her fiance, Violet Speedwell has become a "surplus woman," one of a generation doomed to a life of spinsterhood after the war killed so many young men. Yet Violet cannot reconcile herself to a life spent caring for her grieving, embittered mother. After countless meals of boiled eggs and dry toast, she saves enough to move out of her mother's place and into the town of Winchester, home to one of England's grandest cathedrals. There, Violet is drawn into a society of broderers--women who embroider kneelers for the Cathedral, carrying on a centuries-long tradition of bringing comfort to worshippers.

Violet finds support and community in the group, fulfillment in the work they create, and even a growing friendship with the vivacious Gilda. But when forces threaten her new independence and another war appears on the horizon, Violet must fight to put down roots in a place where women aren't expected to grow. Told in Chevalier's glorious prose, A Single Thread is a timeless story of friendship, love, and a woman crafting her own life.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Single Thread (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
ISBN: 1-4328-7031-9 / 978-1-4328-7031-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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September 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Single Thread: A Novel
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
ISBN: 0-525-55824-1 / 978-0-525-55824-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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August 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Single Thread: From The Globally Bestselling Author of Girl with a Pearl Earring
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
ISBN: 0-00-815381-7 / 978-0-00-815381-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2020 : UK Paperback

Title: A Single Thread
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
ISBN: 0-00-815384-1 / 978-0-00-815384-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
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August 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Single Thread
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
ISBN: 0-00-815382-5 / 978-0-00-815382-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
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Audio Editions

September 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Single Thread: A Novel
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
ISBN: 0-593-14916-5 / 978-0-593-14916-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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September 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Single Thread: A Novel
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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September 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Single Thread: A Novel
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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September 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: A Single Thread
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
ISBN: 1-5288-7366-1 / 978-1-5288-7366-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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September 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Single Thread
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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September 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Single Thread
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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September 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Single Thread
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Kindle Editions

September 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Single Thread: A Novel
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
Publisher: Viking
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September 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Single Thread: The Sunday Times Bestseller
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
Publisher: The Borough Press
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