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The Seamstress - by Frances De Pontes Peebles (Paperback)

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About the Book



An enthralling novel of love and courage, passion and adventure that brings to life a faraway time and place, "The Seamstress" is an epic saga, rich in depth and vision, that heralds the arrival of a supremely talented new writer.



Book Synopsis



Winner of the Friends of American Writers Award for Fiction

As seamstresses, the young sisters Emília and Luzia dos Santos know how to cut, mend, and conceal--useful skills in the lawless backcountry of Brazil, where ruthless land barons feud with bands of outlaw cangaceiros, trapping innocent residents in the crossfire. Emília, a naive romantic, dreams of falling in love with a gentleman and escaping to a big city. Quick-tempered Luzia also longs for escape, finding it in her craft and secret prayers to the saints she believes once saved her life. But when Luzia is abducted by cangaceiros led by the infamous Hawk and Emília stumbles into a marriage with the son of a wealthy and politically powerful doctor, the sisters' quiet lives diverge in ways they never would have imagined.



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"This impressive debut novel seduces with its sweeping story, strong characterization, and extraordinarily vivid detail. A good read-alike for fans of Isabel Allende." -- Booklist (starred review)

"[An] engrossing historical saga. . . . The novel's true beauty is the exquisitely realized relationship between Emilia and Luzia, two strong women who, despite the separate paths their lives take, remain connected and committed to each other." -- Library Journal

"THE SEAMSTRESS is a gripping portrait of the lives of two sisters caught in the political unbalance of a country at a crossroads. Bittersweet, beautifully written, this sweeping saga is as impossible to put down as it is to forget." -- Aryn Kyle, author of THE GOD OF ANIMALS


Dimensions (Overall): 8.0 Inches (H) x 5.32 Inches (W) x 1.13 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.16 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 656
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Format: Paperback
Author: Frances De Pontes Peebles
Language: English
Street Date: August 1, 2009
TCIN: 11743241
UPC: 9780060738884
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-7250
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.13 inches length x 5.32 inches width x 8 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.16 pounds
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