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Stitch This: Three Not-At-All Cozy Books About Quilting

When you mention quilts to non-quilters, many think of chintz and florals, pastel ducks and alphabet blocks. It's true that many quilts are like that, in novels as well as in junk shops and craft shows.

However, some novels use quilts in a much darker, more robust way, the writers mercifully avoiding the temptation to blithely suggest that "life is a patchwork quilt."

So forget the chintz. Here are three books where quilts and quilters kick butt.

Tracy Chevalier's most recent novel isThe Last Runaway.

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