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Chiaverini, Jennifer

Overview
Works: 175 works in 1,296 publications in 4 languages and 94,251 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  History  Biographical fiction  Christmas stories  Domestic fiction, American  Biographical fiction, American  Romance fiction  Patterns 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3553.H473, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jennifer Chiaverini
Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker : a novel by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

28 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 3,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a fictionalized account of the friendship between Mary Todd Lincoln and her dressmaker Elizabeth Keckley, a former slave
The wedding quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

29 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 3,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meditating on the weddings she has attended in Elm Creek Manor throughout the years on the morning of her daughter's wedding day, Sarah McClure evaluates the symbolic features on a wedding quilt designed to display the signatures of beloved guests
The lost quilter by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

37 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 3,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Master quilter Sylvia Compson investigates her ancestry and discovers unexpected connections to a runaway slave and quilter who traveled the Underground Railroad to Elm Creek Farm before she was captured and returned to Virginia
The aloha quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

34 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 3,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonnie faces a bleak winter alone, with her divorce looming. A welcome escape comes when Claire invites her to Maui to help launch an exciting new business: a quilter's retreat set at a bed and breakfast amid the vibrant colors and balmy breezes of the Hawaiian Islands
The Union quilters : an Elm Creek quilts novel by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 3,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1862 Water's Ford, Pennsylvania, abolitionism is prevalent, even passionate, so the local men rally to answer Mr. Lincoln's call to arms. Thus the women of Elm Creek Valley's quilting bee are propelled into the unknown
The quilter's homecoming : an Elm Creek quilts novel by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

35 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 3,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newlyweds Elizabeth and Henry set out on a cross-country journey to the site of their new home only to discover that they have been the victims of fraud and are now penniless, which forces Henry to take a job as a ranch hand while Elizabeth begins a new quilt
The winding ways quilt : an Elm Creek quilts novel by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

36 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arrival of newcomers into the circle of quilters heralds unexpected journeys down pathways near and far as well as capturing the spirit of friendship at the moment of its transformation
Circle of quilters : an Elm Creek quilts novel by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

44 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 2,956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the departure of two Elm Creek Quilts founding members prompts an influx of new applicants, the artists' retreat considers several candidates, including a history lover, a chef, and a gifted teacher
Sonoma rose by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

27 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the nation grapples with the strictures of Prohibition, Rosa Barclay lives on a Southern California rye farm with her volatile husband, John, who has lately found another source of income far outside the federal purview. Mother to eight children, Rosa mourns the loss of four who succumbed to the mysterious wasting disease that is now afflicting young Ana and Miguel. Two daughters born of another father are in perfect health. When an act of violence shatters Rosa's resolve to maintain her increasingly dangerous existence, she flees with the children and her precious heirloom quilts to the mesa where she last saw her beloved mother alive. As a flash flood traps them in a treacherous canyon, only one man is brave, or foolhardy, enough to come to their rescue: Lars Jorgenson, Rosa's first love and the father of her healthy daughters. Together they escape to Berkeley, where a leading specialist offers their only hope of saving Ana and Miguel. Here in northern California, they create new identities to protect themselves from Rosa's vengeful husband, the police who seek her for questioning, and the gangsters Lars reported to Prohibition agents-officers representing a department often as corrupt as the Mob itself. Ever mindful that his youthful alcoholism provoked Rosa to spurn him, Lars nevertheless supports Rosa's daring plan to stake their futures on a struggling Sonoma Valley vineyard, despite the recent hardships of local winemakers whose honest labors at viticulture have, through no fault of their own, become illegal
The spymistress : a novel by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born to slave-holding aristocracy in Richmond, Virginia, and educated by northern Quakers, Elizabeth Van Lew was a paradox of her time. When her native state seceded in April 1861, Van Lew's convictions compelled her to defy the new Confederate regime. Pledging her loyalty to the Lincoln White House, her courage in clandestine combat would never waver, even as her actions threatened not only her reputation but also her life. Van Lew's skills in gathering military intelligence were unparalleled in ingenuity. Even as the deprivations of war broke the bonds of polite society, she evaded detection, repurposing common household items to conceal coded information critical to the Union campaign adn enlisting unlikely messengers - enslaved, incarcerated, and free - under the guise of humanitarian aid. Her efforts helped to construct the Richmond Underground and orchestrated escapes from the infamous Confederate Libby Prison. The reach of her spy ring was vast - from clerks in the Confederate War and Navy departments to the very home of Confederate president Jefferson Davis. -- from dust jacket
The sugar camp quilt : an Elm Creek quilts novel by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

34 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 2,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Creek's Crossing, Pennsylvania, in the years before the Civil War, Dorothea Granger agrees to sew an unusual quilt to fulfill her uncle's deathbed request, realizing later that the quilt pattern contains an Underground Railroad map
Mrs. Lincoln's rival : a novel by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

17 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker, Jennifer Chiaverini, reveals the famous First Lady's very public social and political contest with Kate Chase Sprague, memorialized as "one of the most remarkable women ever known to Washington society." (Providence Journal) Kate Chase Sprague was born in 1840 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the second daughter to the second wife of a devout but ambitious lawyer. Her father, Salmon P. Chase, rose to prominence in the antebellum years and was appointed secretary of the treasury in Abraham Lincoln's cabinet, while aspiring to even greater heights. Beautiful, intelligent, regal, and entrancing, young Kate Chase stepped into the role of establishing her thrice-widowed father in Washington society and as a future presidential candidate. Her efforts were successful enough that The Washington Star declared her "the most brilliant woman of her day. None outshone her." None, that is, but Mary Todd Lincoln. Though Mrs. Lincoln and her young rival held much in common-political acumen, love of country, and a resolute determination to help the men they loved achieve greatness-they could never be friends, for the success of one could come only at the expense of the other. When Kate Chase married William Sprague, the wealthy young governor of Rhode Island, it was widely regarded as the pinnacle of Washington society weddings. President Lincoln was in attendance. The First Lady was not. Jennifer Chiaverini excels at chronicling the lives of extraordinary yet little known women through historical fiction. What she did for Elizabeth Keckley in Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker and for Elizabeth Van Lew in The Spymistress she does for Kate Chase Sprague in Mrs. Lincoln's Rival"--
A quilter's holiday : an Elm Creek quilts novel by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the Elm Creek Quilters, the day after Thanksgiving marks the start of the quilting season, a time to gather at Elm Creek Manor and spend the day stitching holiday gifts for loved ones. On this quilter.s holiday, Master Quilter Sylvia Bergstrom has invited her friends to continue an old family tradition of sewing quilt blocks representing their thankfulness and gratitude. As each quilter explains the significance of her carefully chosen block, stories of love and longing for family and friends emerge
Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule : a novel by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

21 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker and Mrs. Lincoln's Rival imagines the inner life of Julia Grant, beloved as a Civil War general's wife and the First Lady, yet who grappled with a profound and complex relationship with the slave who was her namesake-until she forged a proud identity of her own. In 1844, Missouri belle Julia Dent met dazzling horseman Lieutenant Ulysses S Grant. Four years passed before their parents permitted them to wed, and the groom's abolitionist family refused to attend the ceremony. Since childhood, Julia owned as a slave another Julia, known as Jule. Jule guarded her mistress's closely held twin secrets: She had perilously poor vision but was gifted with prophetic sight. So it was that Jule became Julia's eyes to the world. And what a world it was, marked by gathering clouds of war. The Grants vowed never to be separated, but as Ulysses rose through the ranks-becoming general in chief of the Union Army-so did the stakes of their pact. During the war, Julia would travel, often in the company of Jule and the four Grant children, facing unreliable transportation and certain danger to be at her husband's side. Yet Julia and Jule saw two different wars. While Julia spoke out for women-Union and Confederate-she continued to hold Jule as a slave behind Union lines. Upon the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, Jule claimed her freedom and rose to prominence as a businesswoman in her own right, taking the honorary title Madame. The two women's paths continued to cross throughout the Grants' White House years in Washington, DC, and later in New York City, the site of Grant's Tomb. Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule is the first novel to chronicle this singular relationship, bound by sight and shadow"--
The quilter's kitchen : an Elm Creek Quilts novel with recipes by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this cookbook disguised as a novel, Anna's new position as head chef at a quilting retreat gives her access to the group's recipe trove
The giving quilt : an Elm Creek quilts novel by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

29 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the creative residents of Elm Creek gather the week after Thanksgiving to work on quilts for Project Linus, they respond to Sylvia's provocative questions to alleviate respective personal challenges and learn helpful lessons about the strength of human connections
The Christmas quilt : an Elm Creek quilts novel by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While decorating Elm Creek Manor on Christmas Eve, Sarah McClure discovers an incomplete Christmas quilt and sets out to uncover its history with the help of Sylvia Bergstrom Compson, who reveals why the quilt had never been finished
The quilter's legacy : an Elm Creek Quilts novel by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

31 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sylvia Bergstrom Compson and her fiance Andre embark on a difficult journey to find her mother's missing heirloom quilts, all the while discovering secrets regarding her mother's life and ultimately death
The runaway quilt : an Elm Creek quilts novel by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 2,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Sylvia Compson discovers evidence of her ancestors' involvement with the Underground Railroad, it raises the historical issue of the use of quilts as a method of signalling fugitive slaves
The master quilter : an Elm Creek quilts novel by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 2,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impending marriage of Elm Creek's most renowned quilting instructor prompts the stitching of a perfect commemorative bridal quilt, an endeavor that is challenged by closely guarded secrets among the Elm Creek Quilters
 
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The Union quilters : an Elm Creek quilts novel
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The lost quilterThe aloha quiltThe Union quilters : an Elm Creek quilts novelThe quilter's homecoming : an Elm Creek quilts novelThe winding ways quilt : an Elm Creek quilts novelCircle of quilters : an Elm Creek quilts novelSonoma roseThe sugar camp quilt : an Elm Creek quilts novel
Alternative Names
Chiaverini, Jennifer 1969-

Chiaverini, Jennifer Marie 1969-

J CHIAVERINI

Jennifer Chiaverini American writer

Jennifer Chiaverini Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Languages
English (548)

Dutch (9)

Italian (4)

German (2)