The Funeral Dress

The Funeral Dress

A Novel

Book - 2013
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Random House, Inc.
A deeply touching Southern story filled with struggle and hope.

Emmalee Bullard and her new baby are on their own. Or so she thinks, until Leona Lane, the older seamstress who sat by her side at the local shirt factory where both women worked as collar makers, insists Emmalee come and live with her. Just as Emmalee prepares to escape her hardscrabble life in Red Chert holler, Leona dies tragically. Grief-stricken, Emmalee decides she’ll make Leona’s burying dress, but there are plenty of people who don't think the unmarried Emmalee should design a dress for a Christian woman - or care for a child on her own. But with every stitch, Emmalee struggles to do what is right for her daughter and to honor Leona the best way she can, finding unlikely support among an indomitable group of seamstresses and the town’s funeral director. In a moving tale exploring Southern spirit and camaraderie among working women, a young mother will compel a town to become a community.

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Baker & Taylor
When Leona, the brilliant seamstress who taught her how to sew and offered to save her from her abusive father, passes away, single mother Emmalee Bullard, struggling to do what is right for her new baby and honor Leona the best way she can, must fight for all she holds dear. Original.

Baker
& Taylor

When Leona, the brilliant seamstress who taught her how to sew and offered to save her from her abusive father, passes away, single mother Emmalee Bullard, struggling to do what is right, must fight for all she holds dear.

Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c2013
ISBN: 9780307886217
Branch Call Number: FIC Gilmo
Characteristics: 356 p. ; 21 cm

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jenack Nov 19, 2013

I'd love to read this in book form.

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