A Thread of Truth

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Penguin Group, Jun 1, 2009 - Fiction - 352 pages
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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 "

 

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Bostwick brings back familiar characters in the second Cobbled Court novel (after A Single Thread), with the focus switching to Ivy Peterman. In fleeing an abusive husband, Ivy ends up in New Bern, CT ... Read full review

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My Book Club picked this book for our last review. It was a great read with a great story line. I will be reading more of Marie Bostwick's books. Read full review

Contents

Prologue
2
Ivy Peterman
12
Evelyn Dixon
19
Evelyn Dixon
23
Ivy Peterman
30
Evelyn Dixon
35
Ivy Peterman
42
Evelyn Dixon
49
Evelyn Dixon
177
Evelyn Dixon
186
Ivy Peterman
196
Evelyn Dixon
200
Evelyn Dixon
203
Evelyn Dixon
217
Evelyn Dixon
227
Ivy Peterman
235

Evelyn Dixon
56
Ivy Peterman
64
Evelyn Dixon
71
Evelyn Dixon
78
Ivy Peterman
90
Evelyn Dixon
93
Ivy Peterman
99
Evelyn Dixon
107
Evelyn Dixon
114
Ivy Peterman
123
Evelyn Dixon
139
Ivy Peterman
147
Evelyn Dixon
164
Ivy Peterman
172
Ivy Peterman
241
Evelyn Dixon
248
Ivy Peterman
259
Evelyn Dixon
270
Ivy Peterman
277
Ivy Peterman
281
Evelyn Dixon
289
Ivy Peterman
293
Ivy Peterman
303
Evelyn Dixon
313
Evelyn Dixon
317
Ivy Peterman
328
Ivy Peterman
332
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About the author (2009)

Marie Bostwick Skinner was born and raised in the northwest. In the three decades since her marriage, Marie and her family have moved frequently, living in eight different states at eighteen different addresses, three of them in Texas. These experiences have given Marie a unique perspective that enables her to write about people from all walks of life and corners of the country with insight and authenticity. Marie currently resides in Connecticut where she enjoys writing, spending time with family, helping out at church, gardening, collecting fabric, and stitching quilts. Visit her at www.mariebostwick.com.

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