The Lace Makers of Glenmara

The Lace Makers of Glenmara

A Novel

Book - 2009
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Fleeing for Ireland in the wake of a failed relationship, fashion designer Kate Robinson finds herself in a coastal Gaelic village and bonds with the members of a lace-making society, through whom she finds healing by listening to their stories of loss and suffering.
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780061721557
Branch Call Number: FICTION Barbier Heather 07/2009
Characteristics: 270 p. ;,24 cm.


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Fleeing to Ireland, heartbroken twenty-six year old Kate hopes to start over. A wonderfully warm story of new beginnings and special friendships.

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Jan 12, 2013

I loved this book and found it easy to relate to, especially as my background is similar to Kate’s. My mother raised me as a single parent, our ancestors are from Ireland and my mother, too, is a seamstress who has cancer. Consequently, this book helped to bring both memories and emotions to the surface, which was very cathartic. One of the things that I particularly enjoyed about this book was that, as in real life, there was no nice tidy little ending; rather, the ending was simple and open, with complex feelings woven in. Very good! I highly recommend it.

Mar 10, 2011

a nice gentle read. Leaving one life to start another. In today's day and age it is difficult to find 'community'. Kate is escaping a failed relationship only to land in a small Irish village (delivered by cart and horse driven by the local tinker) to be welcomed into the community. A variety of women share their experiences in the local lace making group, and welcome Kate into their fold.

Aug 05, 2009

Bit too much Irish angst for me, but it is light reading and quite enjoyable.


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kpalichuk thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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