A Purple Thread for Sky

A Purple Thread for Sky

A Novel of Intertwined Lives

Book - 2001
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Lucinda Hammond, the cashier for a convenience store in Nova Scotia, copes with the store's declining sales and her middle-age anxiety as she is courted by a construction boss, in this story of three generations of women.

Blackwell North Amer
For the irrepressible Lucinda Hammond, her station at the cash register of a run-down convenience store in Arcadia, Nova Scotia, offers a wide window onto an improbably hopeful world. With sassy humor undaunted by diminishing profits and lowered expectations, Lindy (as Lucinda is called) carries on the tradition of a store-keeping family that stretches back three generations and spans more than one hundred years.
Blunt and funny, Lindy copes day after day with the store's declining sales and her own middle-age anxiety. Then, one day she finds her heart racing ahead of her tongue when a burly construction boss named Wilf comes to call. Aunt Ruby does not approve, or comprehend. At ninety she has fallen under dementia's sway, yet in her own mind she remains utterly lucid as she recalls her length of days and wraps herself in a wondrous quilt sewn decades earlier by her mother, Euphemia. Into that quilt's purple sky, the unhappily married Euphemia threaded her private dreams, while in a weathered ledger book she recorded, alongside the store's daily receipts, the surprising family secrets that will one day set Lindy free.

Baker
& Taylor

Lucinda Hammond, the cashier for a run-down convenience store in Arcadia, Nova Scotia, copes with the store's declinging sales and her middle-age anxiety as she is unexpectedly courted by a burly construction boss, in the story of the intimate testaments of three strong women.

Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2001
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed
ISBN: 9780786708604
0786708603
Characteristics: 407 p. ; 24 cm

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