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The Sugar Camp Quilt, An Elm Creek Quilts Novel
Simon & Schuster / 2006 / Paperback
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History is thick with secrets in THE SUGAR CAMP QUILT, seventh in the beloved Elm Creek Quilts series from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini. Set in Creek_s Crossing, Pennsylvania, in the troubled years leading up to the Civil War, friends and neighbors are set against one another and an extraordinary young heroine passes from innocence to wisdom against the harrowing backdrop of the American struggle over slavery.
History is thick with secrets in The Sugar Camp Quilt, seventh in the beloved Elm Creek Quilts series from bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini. Set in Creek's Crossing, Pennsylvania, in the years leading up to the Civil War, the novel follows Dorothea Granger's passage from innocence to wisdom against the harrowing backdrop of the American struggle over slavery. She discovers that a quilt she has stitched for her uncle Jacob with five unusual patterns of his own design contains hidden clues to guide runaway slaves along the Underground Railroad. The heroic journey she undertakes leads to revelations about her own courage and resourcefulness -- newfound qualities that may win her the heart of the best man she has ever known.
Jennifer Chiaverini is the author of the New York Times bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series, five collections of quilt projects, and Mrs. Lincolns Dressmaker, her most recent historical novel. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago, she lives with her husband and sons in Madison, Wisconsin.
"Chiaverini's Elm Creek Quilts books...have become classics of their kind."
-- The Dallas Morning News
-- Green Bay Press Gazette
-- The Advocate (Nashville, Tenn.)
-- Publishers Weekly
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