A Thread of Truth

A Thread of Truth

Book - 2009
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Come home to Marie Bostwick's poignant novel of new beginnings, old friends, and the rich, varied tapestry of lives fully lived. . .

At twenty-seven, having fled an abusive marriage with little more than her kids and the clothes on her back, Ivy Peterman figures she has nowhere to go but up. Quaint, historic New Bern, Connecticut, seems as good a place as any to start fresh. With a part-time job at the Cobbled Court Quilt Shop and budding friendships, Ivy feels hopeful for the first time in ages.

But when a popular quilting TV show is taped at the quilt shop, Ivy's unwitting appearance in an on-air promo alerts her ex-husband to her whereabouts. Suddenly, Ivy is facing the fight of her life--one that forces her to face her deepest fears as a woman and a mother. This time, however, she's got a sisterhood behind her: companions as complex, strong, and lasting as the quilts they stitch. . .

Praise for Marie Bostwick's A Single Thread

"Enjoy this big-hearted novel, then pass it along to your best friend."
--Susan Wiggs

"By the time you finish this book, the women in A Single Thread will feel like your own girlfriends--emotional, funny, creative and deeply caring. It's a story filled with wit and wisdom. Sit back and enjoy this big-hearted novel, and then pass it on to your best friend."
--Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author

"Marie Bostwick beautifully captures the very essence of women's friendships--the love, the pain, the trust, the forgiveness--and crafts a seamless and heartfelt novel from them. Evelyn, Abigail, Margot, and Liza are as real and endearing as my own closest friends, and as I turned the last page I felt that sweet, satisfying sorrow in having to say goodbye that marks the work of a writer at the top of her game." --Kristy Kiernan, author of Catching Genius and Matters of Faith

"Bostwick makes a seamless transition from historical fiction to the contemporary scene in this buoyant novel about the value of friendship among women. . ..Bostwick's polished style and command of plot make this story of bonding and sisterhood a tantalizing book club contender." -- Publishers Weekly
Publisher: New York : Kensington Books, c2009.
ISBN: 9780758232151
0758232152
Branch Call Number: BOSTWICK
Characteristics: 343 pages ; 21 cm.

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LaughingOne Apr 06, 2015

I am enjoying this series a lot. I find the characters interesting and the stories keep my attention. It's true you have to check the name at the top of each chapter to be sure which character is taking the lead in that chapter; except for Mary Dell, the voices are not that distinctly different from each other. Perhaps a bit more work to make each voice different would serve this author well. This book in the series focuses on domestic abuse and violence, and I think it does a good job of providing information and possibilities that the general reader might not be aware of. I look forward to book 3 in this series (please let there be a book 3).

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70greengirl
Sep 04, 2012

This is the 2nd book in the series. I liked the first book in the series so why not the second. I'm enjoying reading stories about female friendships. Lately I have not had as much time to spend with female friends. Life changes and moves forward. Once there was time for visiting and chatting with friends when I picked the kids up from school but not nearly often enough this last year. I guess books have always been like good friends to me. Books that include doing something crafty and useful like creating a quilt – creating a business is very appealing to me. This story – the group helping one if it's new members begin to make a new life after leaving an abusive relationship with her husband. I liked the story but feel that “Ivy” would have been more damaged than she was. Her young age and having no one to model good parenting I think those skills would be more lacking as well. I think her struggle to make life better for herself and her children was told a little too simplistically. How did she know how to drive etc. Who taught her? Certainly not her husband who wanted to control every move she made. Despite some of these simplifications I did enjoy the story. The chapter the women hold Ivy's husband at bay with rotary cutters is very satisfying if a little too dramatic

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dprodrig
Sep 23, 2011

I found it difficult to get into the cadence of the writing and it took me awhile to get used to the different narrators, moreso because you have to pay attention to the name at the top of each chapter because sometime you'll get more than one chapter in a row with the same "voice." The plot itself is interesting in its portrayal of abused women and what some of them may go through. If only all of them were so lucky.

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