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Shaunna J. Edwards & Alyson Richman, "The Thread Collectors"

The Mandell JCC Jewish Book Festival Presents:

Shaunna J. Edwards & Alyson Richman

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The Thread CollectorsInspired by the authors’ own family histories, The Thread Collectors is a rich historical novel set during the Civil War. Two women—one Black, yearning for freedom in New Orleans, the other a Jewish abolitionist in New York —whose resourceful sewing leads them on unexpected, dangerous journeys as they fight to bring their loved ones home from the front.

1863: In a small Creole cottage in New Orleans, an ingenious young Black woman named Stella embroiders intricate maps on repurposed cloth to help enslaved men flee and join the Union Army. Bound to a man who would kill her if he knew of her clandestine activities, Stella has to hide not only her efforts but her love for William, a Black soldier and a brilliant musician.

Meanwhile, in New York City, a Jewish woman stitches a quilt for her husband, who is stationed in Louisiana with the Union Army. Between abolitionist meetings, Lily rolls bandages and crafts quilts with her sewing circle for other soldiers, too, hoping for their safe return home. But when months go by without word from her husband, Lily resolves to make the perilous journey South to search for him.

As these two women risk everything for love and freedom during the brutal Civil War, their paths converge in New Orleans, where an unexpected encounter leads them to discover that even the most delicate threads have the capacity to save us. Loosely inspired by the authors' family histories, this stunning novel will stay with readers for a long time.

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Event Date: 
Monday, September 12, 2022 - 7:00pm EDT
Event address: 
The Mandell JCC of Greater Hartford
335 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
The Thread Collectors By Shaunna J. Edwards, Alyson Richman Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781525804823
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Published: Graydon House - August 30th, 2022

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