A Slender Thread by Tracie Peterson

By Tracie Peterson

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Driven aside through Their previous, Can the Bonds of Sisterhood live to tell the tale What Lies Ahead?

From the dramatic culture of such classics as Little ladies and one thousand Acres comes Tracie Peterson's modern novel, A slim Thread. recognized for her Westward Chronicles sequence in addition to her ancient sequence with Judith Pella, Peterson now makes use of her agile storytelling talents to take on a kinfolk saga concerning the bonds of sisterhood, which you'll now not are looking to miss.

United for the 1st time in years, 5 sisters go back to their early life as a way to bid farewell to a mom they by no means knew, misplaced to the realm that had made her a celeb. realizing her in basic terms in her motion pictures, the sisters think neither an emotional reference to her tragic demise nor with one another. merely their deep love for his or her godly grandmother, Mattie, pulls them together.

In the wake of the funeral, the Mitchell sisters realize the influence in their absent mom at the offerings they've made all through their lives. A...

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Relax. I know you heard the rumour this morning, but you should see your eyes — your tic is back. All right, Picasso's here, down the coast a few miles away, visiting friends in some small fishing town. ' 'I wish I'd never heard the rumour,' he said honestly. ' Others? Yes, there were others. He could breakfast most congenially on Caravaggio still-lifes of autumn pears and midnight plums. For lunch: those fire-squirting, thick-wormed Van Gogh sunflowers, those blooms a blind man might read with one rush of scorched fingers down fiery canvas.

White as a winter cloud all alone in the moonlit sky late at night. Seeing it here in the warm summer night room made their breath almost show on the air. Shutting his eyes, he could see it printed on his lids. He knew what colour his dreams would be this night. 'White . . ' murmured Villanazul. ' 'Say that again,' said Gomez. Villanazul, proud yet humble, was glad to repeat his tribute. ' . . ' Shocked, the men whirled to see Vamenos in the door, wine bottles in each hand. 'A party! Here! Now tell us, who wears the suit first tonight?

Upstairs, Mr Fremley sat up like Lazarus. Mr Terle's eyes grew wider and yet wider to take hold of what was coming. He held to the porch rail like the captain of a long-becalmed vessel feeling the first stir of some tropic breeze that smelled of lime and the ice-cool white meat of coconut. The smallest wind stroked over his aching nostrils as over the flues of a white-hot chimney. ' cried Mr Terle. ' And over the last hill, shaking out feathers of fiery dust, came the cloud, the thunder, the racketing storm.

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