June Book Club: The Lace Weaver by Lauren Chater

June Book Club: The Lace Weaver by Lauren Chater

We’re super excited about this next Book Club, and we think you’re going to love it.
This month we’ll be reading and talking about The Lace Weaver by Lauren Chater.

The Lace Weaver is a compelling drama about two women who find themselves in a fight for life, liberty and love in dangerous times. Set mostly in a little-known country in Eastern Europe called Estonia, The Lace Weaver opens in 1941 with the Baltic state occupied by the Russians and facing the threat of invasion by the Germans. As the Red Army becomes increasingly brutal, Estonians are executed or carted away. Kati and her family survive only because their precious farm produce is needed to feed the occupying forces. Fiercely partisan Kati is finding it hard to protect her grandmother’s precious legacy – the knitting of shawls that tell the stories passed down through generations.

 

About The Author:

Lauren Chater writes historical fiction with a particular focus on women’s stories. After working in the media sector for many years, she turned her passion for reading and research into a professional pursuit.

In 2014, she was the successful recipient of the Fiona McIntosh Commercial Fiction Scholarship. In addition to writing fiction, Lauren established The Well Read Cookie, a blog which celebrates her love of baking and literature. The Lace Weaver is her first novel, and she is currently working on her second, Gulliver’s Wife. She lives in Sydney with her husband and two children.

Purchase a copy of The Lace Weaver || read a review here

 

Special guests Lauren Chater (author) and Roberta Ivers (publisher).
The Book Club is streamed live to our Facebook page at 8pm (AEST) on Wednesday 27th June 2018.
Make sure to tune in and bring your questions with you.

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                      Synopsis

                      Each lace shawl begins and ends the same way – with a circle. Everything is connected with a thread as fine as gossamer, each life affected by what has come before it and what will come after.1941, Estonia. As Stalin’s brutal Red Army crushes everything in its path, Katarina and her family survive only because their precious farm produce is needed to feed the occupying forces.Fiercely partisan, Katarina battles to protect her grandmother’s precious legacy – the weaving of gossamer lace shawls stitched with intricate patterns that tell the stories passed down through generations.While Katarina struggles to survive the daily oppression, another young woman is suffocating in her prison of privilege in Moscow. Yearning for freedom and to discover her beloved mother’s Baltic heritage, Lydia escapes to Estonia.Facing the threat of invasion by Hitler’s encroaching Third Reich, Katarina and Lydia and two idealistic young soldiers, insurgents in the battle for their homeland, find themselves in a fight for life, liberty and love.
                      Lauren Chater
                      About the author

                      Lauren Chater

                      Lauren Chater writes historical fiction with a particular focus on women’s stories. After working in the media sector for many years, she turned her passion for reading and research into a professional pursuit. In 2014, she was the successful recipient of the Fiona McIntosh Commercial Fiction scholarship. In addition to writing fiction, she establishedThe Well Read Cookie, a blog which celebrates her love of baking and literature. She lives in Sydney with her husband and two children. The Lace Weaver is her first novel, and she is currently working on her second, Gulliver’s Wife.

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