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The Funeral Dress

(2013)
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A deeply touching Southern story filled with struggle and hope. Emmalee Bullard and her new baby are on their own. Or so she thinks, until Leona Lane, the older seamstress who sat by her side at the local shirt factory where both women worked as collar makers, insists Emmalee come and live with her. Just as Emmalee prepares to escape her hardscrabble life in Red Chert holler, Leona dies tragically. Grief-stricken, Emmalee decides she'll make Leona's burying dress, but there are plenty of people who don't think the unmarried Emmalee should design a dress for a Christian woman - or care for a child on her own. But with every stitch, Emmalee struggles to do what is right for her daughter and to honor Leona the best way she can, finding unlikely support among an indomitable group of seamstresses and the town's funeral director.

In a moving tale exploring Southern spirit and camaraderie among working women, a young mother will compel a town to become a community.

Genre: General Fiction

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June 2014 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Funeral Dress
Author(s): Susan Gregg Gilmore
ISBN: 1-62899-130-5 / 978-1-62899-130-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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September 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Funeral Dress: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Gregg Gilmore
ISBN: 0-307-88621-2 / 978-0-307-88621-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Broadway Books
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June 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Funeral Dress, The
Author(s): Susan Gregg Gilmore
ISBN: 1-5226-6275-8 / 978-1-5226-6275-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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Title: The Funeral Dress: A Novel
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Title: The Funeral Dress: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Gregg Gilmore
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Title: The Funeral Dress: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Gregg Gilmore
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Author(s): Susan Gregg Gilmore
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September 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Funeral Dress: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Gregg Gilmore
Publisher: Broadway Books
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