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The lace weaver

Chater, Lauren2018
A breathtaking debut about love and war, and the battle to save a precious legacy. Each lace shawl begins and ends the same way - with a circle. Everything is connected with a thread as fine as gossamer, each life affected by what has come before it and what will come after. 1941, Estonia. As Stalin's brutal Red Army crushes everything in its path, Katarina and her family survive only because their precious farm produce is needed to feed the occupying forces. Fiercely partisan, Katarina battles to protect her grandmother's precious legacy - the weaving of gossamer lace shawls stitched with intricate patterns that tell the stories passed down through generations. While Katarina struggles to survive the daily oppression, another young woman is suffocating in her prison of privilege in Moscow. Yearning for freedom and to discover her beloved mother's Baltic heritage, Lydia escapes to Estonia. Facing the threat of invasion by Hitler's encroaching Third Reich, Katarina and Lydia and two idealistic young soldiers, insurgents in the battle for their homeland, find themselves in a fight for life, liberty and love.
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The lace weaver / Lauren Chater.
Cammeray, NSW : Simon & Schuster Australia, 2018.©2018
424 pages ; 24 cm.
"A haunting tale of love and war ... and saving a precious legacy"--Cover.
9781925596335 (paperback)
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Hampton LibraryAdult Fiction - GeneralCHATAvailable
Sandringham LibraryAdult Fiction - GeneralCHATOnloan - Due: 04 Mar 2023
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