The Goodbye Quilt

The Goodbye Quilt

Book - 2011
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Linda Davis's local fabric shop is a place where women gather to share their creations: quilts commemorating important events in their lives. Wedding quilts, baby quilts, memorial quilts--each is bound tight with dreams, hopes and yearnings.

Now, as her only child readies for college, Linda is torn between excitement for Molly and heartache for herself. Who will she be when she is no longer needed in her role as mom? What will become of her days? Of her marriage?

Mother and daughter decide to share one last adventure together--a cross-country road trip to move Molly into her dorm. As they wend their way through the heart of the country, Linda stitches together the scraps that make up Molly's young life. And in the quilting of each bit of fabric--the hem of a christening gown, a snippet from a Halloween costume--Linda discovers that the memories of a shared journey can come together in a way that will keep them both warm in the years to come....
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : MIRA, c2011
ISBN: 9780778329961
9780778313229
Branch Call Number: WIGG
Characteristics: 250 p. : ill. ; 20 cm

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newdog
Jan 15, 2015

As I've read Susan Wigg's excellent "Bella Vista" series, I expected the writing style in this book to show at least a small portion of that same brilliance, but this book was so simple and boring, I couldn't make it through. It was an absolute snooze-fest!

ChristchurchLib Sep 19, 2012

Here's another novel sure to appeal to close-knit mother/daughter pairs (tangential pun somewhat intended). Linda Davis is the owner of a local fabric shop that celebrates commemorative quilts; her daughter Molly will soon be off to college. But before she starts her new life, they decide to share one last adventure by driving cross-country together - and while Molly drives, Linda reminisces...and creates a very special quilt for Molly's dorm room. Contemplative on the subjects of parenthood, empty nests, marriage, and dreams, this character-driven novel is a "classic tale of growing up and moving on" (Library Journal).

Listed in the Next Reads Fiction A to Z newsletter September 2012 http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=548707

red_raven_26 Jul 26, 2012

I really enjoyed the story and the author's writing style. The mother-daughter emotional journey was very touching. I am young so I was able to relate to the daughter, Molly, as she went off to college. I think women of all ages would appreciate this book!

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princess555
Apr 04, 2011

a sweet book.

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