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El tiempo entre costuras (edition 2009)

by MARIA # DUEÑAS

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Title:El tiempo entre costuras
Authors:MARIA # DUEÑAS
Info:Ediciones Temas de Hoy, S.A. (2009), Hardcover
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The Time in Between by María Dueñas

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Excellent book, I enjoyed it tremendously. Because Sira was a seamstress, it was especially enjoyable, wish there would have been more detail on what creations she made. ( )
  crazeedi73 | Jan 30, 2016 |
Excellent book, I enjoyed it tremendously. Because Sira was a seamstress, it was especially enjoyable, wish there would have been more detail on what creations she made. ( )
  crazeedi73 | Jan 30, 2016 |
Excellent book, I enjoyed it tremendously. Because Sira was a seamstress, it was especially enjoyable, wish there would have been more detail on what creations she made. ( )
  crazeedi73 | Jan 30, 2016 |
Excellent book, I enjoyed it tremendously. Because Sira was a seamstress, it was especially enjoyable, wish there would have been more detail on what creations she made. ( )
  crazeedi73 | Jan 30, 2016 |
Too many coincidences, too many repeated descriptions of fabrics, elegant rooms, and the main character's struggles. Much of it felt like filler. I never connected with any of the character's ordeals, because it was all so far fetched. It was historical fiction with stress on the "historical" part, and in a bad way. Hundreds of names of government officials and soliders and what they're doing and their wives' lives and their dresses and oh GOD MAKE IT STOP. I finally finished it and I can honestly say I wouldn't recommend it. ( )
  anti_oxidant | Jan 4, 2016 |
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This thrilling debut is marked by immaculate prose and a driving narrative, establishing Dueñas as a writer to watch

See also the author profile in PW Oct 2011
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At age twelve, Sira Quiroga sweeps the atelier floors where her single mother works as a seamstress. At fourteen, she quietly begins her own apprenticeship. By her early twenties she has learned the ropes of the business and is engaged to a modest government clerk. But everything changes when two charismatic men burst unexpectedly into her neatly mapped-out life: an attractive salesman and the father she never knew.

Between War and Peace . . .

With the Spanish Civil War brewing in Madrid, Sira leaves her mother and her fiancé, impetuously following her handsome lover to Morocco. However, she soon finds herself abandoned, penniless, and heartbroken in an exotic land. Among the odd collection of European expatriates trapped there by the worsening political situation back on the Continent, Sira reinvents herself by turning to the one skill that can save her: her gift for creating beautiful clothes.

Between Love and Duty . . .

As England, Germany, and the other great powers launch into the dire conflict of World War II, Sira is persuaded to return to Madrid, where she takes on a new identity to embark upon the most dangerous undertaking of her career. As the preeminent couturier for an eager clientele of Nazi officers’ wives, Sira becomes embroiled in the half-lit world of espionage and political conspiracy rife with love, intrigue, and betrayal.

Already a runaway bestseller across Europe, The Time In Between is one of those rare, richly textured novels that enthrall down to the last page. María Dueñas reminds us how it feels to be swept away by a masterful storyteller.
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