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I have always
been fascinated by how silk is made—its essence spun from the cocoons of a particular species of moth. Every time I
wear one of my silk scarves or blouse, I am intrigued by its weave and how brightly the colors shimmer and shine. What I've
just recently come to learn about this fabric's manufacturing process and the valuable contribution silk made to the World
War II victory effort, however, could fill a book. Actually, it has.
The Last Telegram , a first novel by Liz Trenow, is set in England during the late 1930s and early 1940s, when young Lily Verner becomes a
weaver in her family's silk mill. This is a three-fold story: Lily's coming-of-age, the many facets of love, and the silk
trade itself--all woven together in a masterfully written tale.
I was sent an advanced copy of the United States
edition by its publisher last week through the auspices of www.authorexposure.com. Please follow the link to read my review. I am sure you will want to weave this starkly stirring novel into your must read
J. McInerney, the host of this Literary Blog, is
an author, poet, and librettist. Her currenty published works include a novel, a book of spiritual inspirations,
volumes of poetry, stories
for children (of all ages) and
a variety of children's musicals. Her titles include:
Hose, Hook & Ladder: A Novel of Phoenixville during World War I
Columbia Hotel: A Novel
of Phoenixville during the Early 1900s
the Schuylkill Monster: A Novel of Phoenixville in
The Prisoner's Portrait: A Novel of Phoenxville during World War II
Rainbow in the Sky
of Oreigh Ogglefont
The Basset Chronicles.
Cats of Nine Tales
Water: A Collection of Poems
Exodus Ending: A
Collection of More Spiritual Poems
We Three Kings
Beauty and the Beast
Peter, Wolf, and Red Riding
Originally from the New York metropolitan area, June currently lives near Valley Forge Park in Pennsylvania with her constant and loving companions, FrankieBernard and Sebastian Cat. She
is currently working on her sixth novel.