The New Year's Quilt

The New Year's Quilt

Audiobook CD - 2007
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As each holiday season approaches, some revel in welcoming the New Year ahead; others quietly mourn the passing of time gone by. "We can't hold on to the past," says Master Quilter Sylvia Compson, "but we can keep the best part of 'Auld Lang Syne' in our hearts and in our memories, and we can look forward to the future with hope and resolve." As Sylvia, a late-in-life newlywed, has discovered, love can enter our lives at any age. Yet before she can truly delight in her present happiness, she must face the sorrow hidden in her past -- her own role in the tragic circumstances that left her estranged from her sister, Claudia, until it was too late to make amends. Vowing not to repeat the mistake with her new daughter-in-law, Amy, who opposed Sylvia's marriage to her father, Andrew, Sylvia must convince Amy that family is more precious than pride. As Sylvia takes up a quilt for the season, begun and abandoned over six years, she recalls the New Year's Eve festivities of her youth at Elm Creek Manor as a member of the Bergstrom family. She titles the quilt "New Year's Reflections," after her belief that year-end reflections precede resolutions. The quilt blocks she chooses commemorate the wisdom that no one can ever be truly alone if she keeps the memory of those she loved and those who loved her alive in her heart.
Publisher: Recorded Books, 2007.
ISBN: 9781428169265
Characteristics: 8 CD's (6.50 hours)
Subjects: Compson, Sylvia (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Quilting -- Fiction.
Quiltmakers -- Fiction.
Quilts -- Fiction.
New Year -- Fiction.
Compact discs, Book.


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JCLJoyceM Dec 12, 2017

Listened to one disc and a little more. Just could not get interested in the characters, set in modern times, or Silvia's tales of her self-centered youth. The previous stories set in the Civil War are much better.

May 09, 2015

Excellent book - J. Chiaverini again deftly weaves the past into the present. We are lead to understand the reasons behind a daughter's disapproval of her father's marriage and appreciate the wisdom of the new wife, who has learned all too well the consequences of unresolved family disagreements and her efforts to prevent another one from unfolding. Great life lessons.


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