The seamstress of Sardinia

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287 pages ; 21 cm


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Originally published as Il sogno della macchina da cucire by Bompiani, Giunti Editore S.p.A, 2018.
"In 1900 Sardinia, a young woman's remarkable talent with a needle earns her a position as a seamstress with a wealthy family. Inside this privileged world far different from her own humble beginnings, the skilled sewer quietly takes measurements, sketches designs, mends hems--and in the silence, hears whispered secrets and stories of all those around her. Through the watchful young seamstress's eyes, this small Italian city and its residents emerge in all their vitality, vanity, and fragility--flawed yet congenial people who are not quite what they pretend to be. There is the Marchesa Esther, who rides horses and studies mechanics and ancient Greek; Miss Lily Rose, a spirited American journalist who commissions a special corset--with pockets to hide more than just her flaws; the Provera sisters with their expensive Parisian fashions that belie their financial hardships; and Assuntina, the wild child. There are men, young, old, and in between; love affairs and broken hearts; and even a murder (or was it suicide?). And at the center, watching and waiting is the seamstress herself, an intelligent, ambitious girl with a tender heart and her own impossible dream."--Publisher marketing.
Translated from Italian.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Pitzorno, B. (2022). The seamstress of Sardinia (First U.S. edition.). Harper Perennial.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Pitzorno, Bianca, 1942-. 2022. The Seamstress of Sardinia. Harper Perennial.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Pitzorno, Bianca, 1942-. The Seamstress of Sardinia Harper Perennial, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Pitzorno, Bianca. The Seamstress of Sardinia First U.S. edition., Harper Perennial, 2022.

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