A Purple Thread for Sky
A Novel of Intertwined LivesUnknown - 2001
Carol Bruneau unfolds the story of Lucinda and her forebears in a trio of beautifully articulated, interwoven voices: Blunt and funny, Lucinda copes with the store's declining sales and her middle-age anxiety, even as she discovers her heart racing ahead of her tongue when she's unexpectedly courted by a burly construction boss named Wilf. Aunt Ruby at ninety has fallen under dementia's sway, yet she remains utterly lucid in her own mind as she recalls her length of days and wraps herself in a wondrous quilt sewn by her mother, Euphemia. Decades earlier, this matriarch threaded hope into the quilt's purple sky, and in a weatheredledger book she recorded, alongside the store's daily receipts, her family's most surprising secrets.
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