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Author Pitzorno, Bianca, 1942- author.

Title The seamstress of Sardinia : a novel / Bianca Pitzorno ; [English translation by Brigid Maher].

Publication Info. New York : Harper Perennial, 2022.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction  New Shelf  PITZORNO,BIA    Available
 GDL Central Library Fiction  New Shelf  PITZORNO,BIA    DUE 04-12-23
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Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 287 pages ; 21 cm
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Summary "In 1900 Sardinia, a young woman's remarkable talent with a needle earns her a position as a seamstress with a wealthy family. Inside this privileged world far different from her own humble beginnings, the skilled sewer quietly takes measurements, sketches designs, mends hems--and in the silence, hears whispered secrets and stories of all those around her. Through the watchful young seamstress's eyes, this small Italian city and its residents emerge in all their vitality, vanity, and fragility--flawed yet congenial people who are not quite what they pretend to be. There is the Marchesa Esther, who rides horses and studies mechanics and ancient Greek; Miss Lily Rose, a spirited American journalist who commissions a special corset--with pockets to hide more than just her flaws; the Provera sisters with their expensive Parisian fashions that belie their financial hardships; and Assuntina, the wild child. There are men, young, old, and in between; love affairs and broken hearts; and even a murder (or was it suicide?). And at the center, watching and waiting is the seamstress herself, an intelligent, ambitious girl with a tender heart and her own impossible dream."--Publisher marketing.
Language Translated from Italian.
Note Originally published as Il sogno della macchina da cucire by Bompiani, Giunti Editore S.p.A, 2018.
Subject Women dressmakers -- Fiction.
Social classes -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Sardinia (Italy) -- Fiction.
Italy -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Added Author Maher, Brigid (Brigid Catherine Anne), translator.
Added Title Sogno della macchina da cucire. English
ISBN 9780063271692 (pbk.)
0063271699 (pbk.)

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