The Threadbare Heart

The Threadbare Heart

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Jennie Nasha€™s a€œwinning debut, a€* The Last Beach Bungalow, was followed by The Only True Genius in the Family, a a€œpage-turning delight.a€** Now she introduces us to two women who learn the lessons of griefa€”and of hopea€b A photo of her sons. A doormat from Target. Twenty-three tubs of fabric. Somehow it comforts Lily to list the things she lost when a wildfire engulfed the Santa Barbara avocado ranch she shared with her husband, Tom. He didna€™t make it out either. His last act was to save her grandmothera€™s lace from the flamesa€”an heirloom she has never been able to take scissors to, that she was saving for somedaya€b As she negotiates her way through her grief, mourning both the tangible and intangible, Lily wonders about her long marriage. Was it worth all the work, the self-denial? Did she stay with Tom just to avoid loneliness? Should she have been more like her mother, Eleanora€” thrice-married and even now, approaching eighty, cavalier about men and, it seems, even about her daughtera€™s emotions? It is up to Lily to understand what she could still gain even when it seems that everything is lost. Someday has arriveda€b *Publishers Weekly **Book Club Classics... to use pinking shears to cut out the shapes, and then how to thread the sewing machinea€”over, under, around, and through. ... and Lily would have a whole new wardrobe made by hand on her grandmothera#39;s black Singer sewing machine.


Title:The Threadbare Heart
Author: Jennie Nash
Publisher:Penguin - 2010-05-04
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