Books A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier Hardcover, 321 pages, Viking, List Price: $27 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleA Single ThreadAuthorTracy Chevalier Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Facing limited prospects after the loss of her loved ones during World War I, a woman joins a circle of embroiderers continuing a centuries-long tradition at the Winchester Cathedral. Genres: Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Fiction Also by Tracy Chevalier Remarkable Creatures At the Edge of the Orchard The Last Runaway Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about A Single Thread Book News & Features Tracy Chevalier Says 'A Single Thread' Can Make All The Difference September 29, 2019 Chevalier's new novel follows one of the generation of "surplus women," who lost their men in World War I and had to make new lives for themselves — sometimes outside the bounds of convention. Tracy Chevalier Says 'A Single Thread' Can Make All The Difference Listen · 4:36 4:36 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/765119844/765480465" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews A Stitch In Time Saves A Life In 'A Single Thread' September 21, 2019 Tracy Chevalier's new novel follows a woman left alone after her fiance and brother died in World War I. She decides to make her mark on the world by joining a guild of embroiderers at a cathedral.