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Passing on the Comfort

  • Kartonierter Einband
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Two women--one American, one Dutch--are brought together by a set of worn quilts, made by groups of women half-a-world away, that ... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Two women--one American, one Dutch--are brought together by a set of worn quilts, made by groups of women half-a-world away, that reveal the diverse stories of women during World War II, including that of An, a young Dutch woman who risked her life repeatedly to care for war-time refugees. Original

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This book will inspire women everywhere not to turn aside from helping others, in little ways and ordinary ways. Illustrated pictures of 19 work-worn quilts.



Zusammenfassung
#160;         This is a story with many parts and pieces, quite scattered in the beginning. Amazingly, the many pieces have come together to form a design that none of us imagined at first. First there is An in Holland in the early 1940s, fighting to keep the War from taking over her young, promising life. Met with unspeakable horrors, she takes risks that would confound the bravest of souls. At the same time, groups of women across North America meet in sewing circles, making quilts—and then bundling them up and sending them off to do their part to give comfort and courage and respite during the War.           I, Lynn, come 20-some years later, showing up in Amsterdam in the early 1970s, a little rebellious and tired of another war. I didn't know An, and quilts were not something I ever made. But my grandmother and aunts, and other older women in my childhood church, did. And I knew an immigrant's longing for the textures of home. We have scattered images of 19 quilts, which eventually emerge near the heart of this story, throughout the book. These quilts drew An and me to each other. We'll put this story together a little like a quilt top—here a patch, there a patch, until the design emerges, startlingly cohesive. Terrible odds. Determined women. Quilts, well-worn from having been called into active duty.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Passing on the Comfort
Untertitel: The War, The Quilts, And The Women Who Made A Difference
Autor:
EAN: 9781561484829
ISBN: 978-1-56148-482-9
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Simon & Schuster N.Y.
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 186
Gewicht: 499g
Größe: H229mm x B178mm x T15mm
Jahr: 2005
Auflage: Original.