Crewel: Chapters 1-5

Gennifer Albin

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For generations, girls known as Spinsters have been called by Arras's Manipulation Services to work the looms and control what people eat, where they live, how many children they have, and even when they die. Gifted with the unusual ability to weave time with matter, sixteen-year-old Adelice Lewys is exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in the world of Arras, being chosen as a Spinster is everything a girl could want. It means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. It also mean the power to embroider the fabric of life. But Adelice isn't interested. Because once you become a Spinster, there's no turning back.

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CREWEL: CHAPTERS 1-5 (Chapter One)

I CAN COUNT THE DAYS UNTIL SUMMER draws to a close and autumn seeps into the leaves, painting them ginger and scarlet. Right now, though, the dappled light of mid-afternoon is glorious emerald, and it's hot on my face. With sun soaking into me, everything is possible. When it is inevitably gone--the seasons programmed to begin and end with smooth precision--life will take its predetermined route. Like a machine. Like me.

It's quiet outside my sister's academy. I'm the only one waiting for the girls to be released.

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Gennifer Albin

Gennifer Albin holds a master's degree in English literature from the University of Missouri. During her student years she served as an editor for Pleiades and The Missouri Review, and since then she's founded the tremendously popular blog theconnectedmom.com.

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Crewel: Chapters 1-5
Gennifer Albin

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
August 2012
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ISBN: 9781466826915
ISBN10: 1466826916
eBook Original32 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
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