The Wishing Thread

The Wishing Thread

A Novel

Book - 2013
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"Known for its ties to the infamous "Legend of Sleepy Hollow, " Tarrytown, N.Y., is a prime destination for those hoping to have a brush with the occult. But those native to the area know that the real magic happens deep within its trenches--in the ramshackle neighborhood of Tappan Square--where the Van Ripper women are believed to have the power to grant wishes by stitching them into the fibers of hats, scarves and mittens. The gift is one that's been passed down through generations of Van Rippers since the Revolutionary War era, but when the Stitchery's matriarch drops dead in a fiery fit, what's revealed in her will has the potential to threaten the family legacy forever. Now, estranged sisters Aubrey, Bitty and Meggie must reunite after years of separation to decide the fate of the Stitchery, and ultimately, the family's age-old tradition"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Random House Inc 2013
New York :, Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks,, [2013]
ISBN: 9780345538550
0345538552
Characteristics: 385 pages ; 21 cm

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LaughingOne Apr 17, 2015

Took me a bit to really get into this story but I finally did, and enjoyed it. It's a bit hard to tell when the story takes place as much seems quite old-fashioned but a bit is more contemporary. It is a slow read, but worth it.

amodolo Oct 16, 2013

This book was not what I was expecting. I'm not sure exactly what I was thinking about going in, a lot more about knitting, but this is a book about what ties people together, and I loved how the idea of knitting was tied into the story. This was definitely a beautiful story that had me tearing up at times, the emotions of the characters really come out. Van Allen shows readers that family will always be there for one another.

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