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Chiaverini, Jennifer

Overview
Works: 228 works in 1,470 publications in 4 languages and 95,648 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  History  Christmas stories  Romance fiction  Biographical fiction, American  Domestic fiction, American  Novels 
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 )

32 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 3,518 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 )

30 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 3,260 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 aloha quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

32 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 3,185 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 2014 in English and held by 3,098 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 winding ways quilt : an Elm Creek quilts novel by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

32 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,900 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
The spymistress : a novel by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,827 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
Mrs. Lincoln's rival : a novel by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

19 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,818 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 littleknown 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"--
Sonoma rose by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

33 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,817 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
Circle of quilters : an Elm Creek quilts novel by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 2,781 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
Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule : a novel by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

21 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,740 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 giving quilt : an Elm Creek quilts novel by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

26 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,669 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
A quilter's holiday : an Elm Creek quilts novel by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,638 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
The Christmas quilt : an Elm Creek quilts novel by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,612 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 sugar camp quilt : an Elm Creek quilts novel by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 2,589 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
The quilter's kitchen : an Elm Creek Quilts novel with recipes by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

16 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2,572 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
Enchantress of numbers : a novel of Ada Lovelace by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

25 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 2,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The only legitimate child of Lord Byron, the most brilliant, revered, and scandalous of the Romantic poets, Ada was destined for fame long before her birth. Estranged from Ada's father, who was infamously "mad, bad, and dangerous to know," Ada's mathematician mother is determined to save her only child from her perilous Byron heritage. Banishing fairy tales and make-believe from the nursery, Ada's mother provides her daughter with a rigorous education grounded in mathematics and science. Any troubling spark of imagination--or worse yet, passion or poetry--is promptly extinguished. Or so her mother believes. When Ada is introduced into London society as a highly eligible young heiress, she at last discovers the intellectual and social circles she has craved all her life. Little does she realize that her delightful new friendship with inventor Charles Babbage--brilliant, charming, and occasionally curmudgeonly--will shape her destiny ..."--Jacket
The runaway quilt : an Elm Creek quilts novel by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 2,435 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 cross-country quilters : an Elm Creek Quilts novel by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

27 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 2,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five friends work on a "challenge quilt" that is symbolic of the problems they face in their personal lives
Fates and traitors : a novel of John Wilkes Booth by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

27 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 2,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker returns with a riveting work of historical fiction following the notorious John Wilkes Booth and the four women who kept his perilous confidence. The world would not look upon his like again. John Wilkes Booth--driven son of an acclaimed British stage actor and a Covent Garden flower girl, whose misguided quest to avenge the vanquished Confederacy led him to commit one of the most notorious acts in the annals of America--has been the subject of scholarship, speculation, and even obsession. Though in his plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln Booth did not act alone--"I am determined to be a villain," he tragically prophesized on the occasion of his acclaimed 1862 New York City debut in the role of Richard III--he is often portrayed as a shadowy figure, devoid of human connection. Yet four women were integral in the life of this unquiet American: Mary Ann, the mother he revered above all but country; his sister and confidante, Asia; Lucy Lambert Hale, the senator's daughter who loved him; and the Confederate widow Mary Surratt, to whom he entrusted the secrets of his vengeful wrath. In Fates and Traitors, New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini renders for the first time as fiction the compelling interplay between these pivotal actors--some willing, others unwitting--who made an indelible mark on the history of our nation"--
Christmas bells : a novel by Jennifer Chiaverini( Book )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini celebrates Christmas, past and present, with a wondrous novel inspired by the classic poem "Christmas Bells," by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. I heard the bells on Christmas Day/ Their old familiar carols play/ And wild and sweet/ The words repeat/Of peace on earth, good-will to men! In 1860, the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow family celebrated Christmas at Craigie House, their home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The publication of Longfellow's classic Revolutionary War poem, "Paul Revere's Ride," was less than a month hence, and the country's grave political unrest weighed heavily on his mind. Yet with his beloved wife, Fanny, and their five adored children at his side, the delights of the season prevailed. In present-day Boston, a dedicated teacher in the Watertown public school system is stunned by somber holiday tidings. Sophia's music program has been sacrificed to budget cuts, and she worries not only about her impending unemployment but also about the consequences to her underprivileged students. At the church where she volunteers as music director, Sophia tries to forget her cares as she leads the children's choir in rehearsal for a Christmas Eve concert. Inspired to honor a local artist, Sophia has chosen a carol set to a poem by Longfellow, moved by the glorious words he penned one Christmas Day long ago, even as he suffered great loss. Christmas Bells chronicles the events of 1863, when the peace and contentment of Longfellow's family circle was suddenly, tragically broken, cutting even deeper than the privations of wartime. Through the pain of profound loss and hardship, Longfellow's patriotism never failed, nor did the power of his language. "Christmas Bells," the poem he wrote that holiday, lives on, spoken as verse and sung as a hymn. Jennifer Chiaverini's resonant and heartfelt novel for the season reminds us why we must continue to hear glad tidings, even as we are tested by strife. Reading Christmas Bells evokes the resplendent joy of a chorus of voices raised in reverent song"--
 
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The Union quilters : an Elm Creek quilts novel
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The aloha quiltThe Union quilters : an Elm Creek quilts novelThe winding ways quilt : an Elm Creek quilts novelSonoma roseCircle of quilters : an Elm Creek quilts novelA quilter's holiday : an Elm Creek quilts novelThe Christmas quilt : an Elm Creek quilts novelThe 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

Jennifer Chiaverini escriptora estatunidenca

Jennifer Chiaverini escritora estadounidense

Jennifer Chiaverini novelista estauxunidense

Languages
English (490)

Dutch (8)

Italian (3)

German (2)