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Download PDF by Mary Hood: Seam Busters: A Novella (Story River Books)

By Mary Hood

ISBN-10: 1611174988

ISBN-13: 9781611174984

Mary Hood’s novella Seam Busters explores the connections we make to each other, from the best of acts to these moments that outline lifestyles and demise. while Irene Morgan returns to Frazier materials, a family-owned cotton mill within the hardscrabble middle of prepared, Georgia, she joins an eclectic staff of girls staff sharing their interwoven lives in and out the manufacturing facility. lower than consistent surveillance and beholden to construction quotas and never-ending protocols awarded below the auspices of “American Pride,” the ladies stitch state of the art camouflage for U.S. troops battling in Afghanistan, one among whom is Irene’s son.

As Irene toils less than the strain of the training curve and creation objectives in her first 90 days, she involves embody the camaraderie of her friends, a few of whom play at the mill’s bowling workforce, the Seam Busters. She involves be aware of Coquita, a shaky veteran back from 3 excursions within the center East; equipment, an angel-haired rule breaker unfortunate in love; the stoic Hmong girl Sue Nag; the crushed yet now not but defeated K’shaundra; and Jacky, a well-intentioned idiot decided to be heard. In time Irene involves worth her bonds with this motley workforce up to together with her husband, Deke, on their small farm and along with her far-flung teenagers and grandchildren. whilst the shadow of dying travels from the struggle entrance to the house entrance, Hood deftly braids the threads of those disparate lives and tales right into a lifeline for Irene, as her complete group gathers jointly in an impassioned act of mourning eventually giving upward push to mercy.

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