A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier
"Surplus women:" a generation of women left without husbands after World War I claimed the lives of a generation of men. A Single Thread portrays the life of one such woman, barely eking out a living as a typist, living alone in a boardinghouse. When Violet discovers the broderers, a group of women who embroider colorful seats and kneelers for the church, it offers her a chance to create something beautiful in a world that has been so bleak. A novel about the power of female friendship and support, told in Tracy Chevalier's delicate and affecting style.
Release date: Sept. 17