From her nursing home, a grandmother teaches her granddaughters, Jennifer and Susan, how to quilt, but the lessons become profound as the women stitch together the fabric of their lives. 125,000 first printing. $200,000 ad/promo. Tour.
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Twelve Golden Threads is the story of an aged grandmother who, when her two granddaughters ask her to teach them quilting, sagely seizes the opportunity to instill in them the timeworn values she has spent a lifetime acquiring. Her elder granddaughter, Jennifer, who has just graduated from college with an unquenchable ambition to be a millionaire by the time she is thirty, is impulsive and impatient. The younger, Susan, is more circumspect, but lacking in confidence.
Both young women are eager to learn the master craft from Grama, though she warns them that it will take hard work and dedication. Grama knows that at times their interest will flag, at others they will grow frustrated by this difficult traditional art form. But after years perfecting the craft, she also knows that every step in making a quilt is a metaphor for creating a successful life -- and that teaching them the art of quilting is a golden opportunity to pass on vital lessons on what is truly important.
A work of fiction imbued with a keen understanding of the nurturing values essential to a well-lived life, Twelve Golden Threads entertains, instructs and inspires. By drawing on the traditional art of quilting, Aliske Webb, herself an avid quilter, has found an apt metaphor for the wisdom of traditional truths that many yearn to reintroduce into their often hectic modern lives. A story of strong women and a loving family, its timely values cross generations and speak to our longing for meaning in our lives.
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