|Unravelling (1997) [Novel]|
by Elizabeth Graver
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(From the publisher):
This is a haunting novel set in 19th-century New England and narrated by a headstrong young woman whose independent spirit and unconventional choices isolate her from her community, her friends, and her family.
Told in language at once spare and lyrical, this is the story of Aimee Slater, who has always longed for a life beyond the small New Hampshire farm her family owns. When, against her mother's wishes, she goes off at the age of 15 to work in the City of Spindles, the factory town of Lowell, Massachusetts, she opens a rift between herself and her mother that feels, in her own words, like "an impossible distance." How Aimee ultimately creates a life for herself and bridges that distance makes for a moving story about love, loss, and the power of redemption.
Original title: Unravelling
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Rural & Small Town Life
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Ties That Bind
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Regional Interest