Tue, Jan 03|
Online via Zoom
THE THREAD COLLECTORS
Event facilitated by Shaunna J. Edwards and Alyson Richman, co-authors of "The Thread Collectors." Sponsored by Contra Costa JCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and Jewish Book Council. Co-sponsor: Diablo Valley Hadassah.
Time & Location
Jan 03, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST
Online via Zoom
About the Event
An unforgettable story of female strength, hope and friendship. This collaborative work is magnificent—a true revelation!” —Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman with the Blue Star 1863: In a small Creole cottage in New Orleans, an ingenious young Black woman named Stella embroiders intricate maps on repurposed cloth to help enslaved men flee and join the Union Army. Bound to a man who would kill her if he knew of her clandestine activities, Stella has to hide not only her efforts but her love for William, a Black soldier and a brilliant musician.
Meanwhile, in New York City, Lily, a Jewish abolitionist, stitches a quilt for her husband, who is stationed in Louisiana with the Union Army. But when months go by without word from him, she makes the perilous journey South to search for him. Stella and Lily’s paths converge in New Orleans, where an unexpected encounter leads them to discover that even the most delicate threads have the capacity to save us.
You may order The Thread Collectors by Shaunna J. Edwards and Alyson Richman from:
- Flashlight Books in Walnut Creek: https://flashlightbooks.handseller.com/home/bookdetailsin/1525899783
- Orinda Books: https://www.orindabooks.com/search/site/the%2520thread%2520collectors
- Rakestraw Books in Danville: https://www.rakestrawbooks.com/search/site/The%20thread%20collectors
- Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore in Berkeley: https://www.mrsdalloways.com/search/site/the%20thread%20collectors
- Your preferred local bookstore or online retailer
Admission is free. Upon registration, you will first receive a confirmation email. An hour before the program begins, we will email the Zoom link you need to join the event. If you don't see these emails, please check your spam/junk folder to retrieve them. We suggest you add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts list as well.
Sponsored by Contra Costa JCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and Jewish Book Council. Co-sponsor: Diablo Valley Hadassah.