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The Sugar Camp Quilt

An Elm Creek Quilts Novel

About The Book

The New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini blends danger, courage, and romance in this novel of antebellum America in the beloved Elm Creek Quilts series.

Set in Creek’s Crossing, Pennsylvania, in the years leading up to the Civil War, the novel follows Dorothea Granger’s passage from innocence to wisdom against the harrowing backdrop of the American struggle over slavery. She discovers that a quilt she has stitched for her uncle Jacob with five unusual patterns of his own design contains hidden clues to guide runaway slaves along the Underground Railroad. The heroic journey she undertakes leads to revelations about her own courage and resourcefulness—newfound qualities that may win her the heart of the best man she has ever known.

About The Author

Photograph © Michael Chiaverini

Jennifer Chiaverini is the author of the New York Times bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series, five collections of quilt projects, and several historical fiction novels. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago, she lives with her husband and sons in Madison, Wisconsin. To learn more, visit

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (January 18, 2006)
  • Length: 336 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780743260190

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"Jennifer Chiaverini is one of the most compelling storytellers....She makes her characters and plots so real readers feel as if they've stepped back in time."

-- Jean Peerenboom, Green Bay Press-Gazette

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