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Literary Luncheon: Tracy Chevalier - A Single Thread
Enjoy a meal, discussion and book signing with the author of this timeless story
Told in Tracy Chevalier’s glorious prose, A Single Thread is a timeless story of friendship, love, and a woman crafting her own life.
1932. After the Great War took both her beloved brother and her fiancé, 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.
Tracy Chevalier is the New York Times bestselling author of nine previous novels, including Girl with a Pearl Earring, which has been translated into thirty-nine languages and made into an Oscar-nominated film. Born and raised in Washington, DC, she lives in London with her husband and son.
$55 (includes meal & signed book)
Join Book Passage and Tracy Chevalier for wine, and food catered from Insalata’s Restaurant. Meal followed by author talk and signing.
Additional time info:
12:00 – 1:30 pm
51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA 94925
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