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Runaway Quilt | [Jennifer Chiaverini]

Runaway Quilt

In this intriguing novel, master quilter Sylvia Compson comes across an heirloom quilt that muddles her heritage. She's always believed her ancestors were active in the Underground Railroad - but perhaps she's been mistaken.
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Publisher's Summary

In this intriguing novel, master quilter Sylvia Compson comes across an heirloom quilt that muddles her heritage. She's always believed her ancestors were active in the Underground Railroad - but perhaps she's been mistaken.

©2002 Jennifer Claverini; (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC

What the Critics Say

"Chiaverini manages to impart a healthy dollop of history in a folksy style, while raising moral questions in a suspenseful narrative." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Mary Harrisburg, PA, United States 07-05-12
    Mary Harrisburg, PA, United States 07-05-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Intriguing mix of history and quilts"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Runaway Quilt to be better than the print version?

    This audio performance of the Runaway Quilt enhances the print version through the use of dialect and emotion in the reading.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Runaway Quilt?

    The most memorable moment in this audio was the section where the slave catchers come to the house and the runaway must quickly hide in the safe hole while they search the house, finding her baby.


    What does Christina Moore bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Christina Moore brings dialect and emotion to the story that would be more difficult with the written word.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The Runaway Quilt: History in Stitches


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Judith Richards Brush Prairie, WA 05-13-12
    Judith Richards Brush Prairie, WA 05-13-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Excellent story and reader"
    What did you love best about Runaway Quilt?

    This book was about quilters that discover a mystery and then search for documents and quilts that will explain what happened in the pre-Civil War era. Much of the story is told by Gerta in her journal and what is found there affects the lives of the present day quilters. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and there was plenty of excitement throughout. I highly recommend this title.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Runaway Quilt?

    One of the most memorable was when Sylvia found the journal and the quilts.


    What about Christina Moore???s performance did you like?

    Christina did a wonderful job differentiating between characters and Sylvia sounded just like she should - an older skeptical woman.


    If you could rename Runaway Quilt, what would you call it?

    I don't think I would change the name. As a history buff, this title caught my attention right away.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved this and didn't want it to end. Great story and one that keeps the reader enthralled.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Candace ISLESBORO, ME, United States 05-12-12
    Candace ISLESBORO, ME, United States 05-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved this book!"
    What made the experience of listening to Runaway Quilt the most enjoyable?

    It was like listening to two separate stories, both interesting.


    What about Christina Moore’s performance did you like?

    Good narrator


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The Runaway Quilt is a good title, I'd keep that.


    Any additional comments?

    I have recommended this book to several friends and family members. I bought a copy for someone who prefers to read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James West Henrietta, NY, United States 12-06-11
    James West Henrietta, NY, United States 12-06-11
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    "History and mystery all in one"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The author does an excellent job of developing the characters and plot. It is apparent that the author spent time researching the underground railroad and quilting folklore aquainted with it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the quilting information mixed in with the plot. I am a beginner quilter and I have learned a lot about quilting from this author's series. Her information seems to be very accurate. She comes across as being an expert quilter herself through her stories.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are many favorite scences in the book as well as sad ones.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I almost felt like crying once as one of the characters was being abused.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this book. I can't wait to finish reading the whole series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer VLIETS, KS, United States 07-28-11
    Amazon Customer VLIETS, KS, United States 07-28-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Wow, a great review of history"

    A review of history, quilting, and a wonderful story to tie them together. I was totally enfolded in the drama. Thanks to a wonderful author. Cynthia

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    A Worcester, MA, United States 04-21-12
    A Worcester, MA, United States 04-21-12 Member Since 2003

    Love to read. Mysteries, history, romance, biography, current events, science, classic fiction. No vampires. No zombies. No self-help. Find me on GoodReads and BookLikes.

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    "Do I want read more in the series??"

    I just don't know. Haven't decided.

    This one has been sitting in my wish list for a while and when some sale came up, I decided it was time to give it a try. I'm glad I did. I enjoyed the story. Although not perfectly factual in its depiction of the era, it does give us a small glimpse into the times. Actually it is two stories but the one that stuck with me was the historical portion of the tale. As far as the modern part of the story went, I felt like I had picked up a series in the middle and I didn't know the people or the back-stories. I just have to keep in mind that these are stories written for modern readers and not start yelling at every anachronism I encounter or wincing every time some modern sensibility rears its ugly head.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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