The Glovemaker

Ann Weisgarber

23 January 2020
304 pages


From Ann Weisgarber, the critically acclaimed author of The Personal History of Rachel DuPree, comes The Glovemaker – a stunning historical novel for fans of Cold Mountain.

Winter, 1888. Utah Territory. As glovemaker Deborah Tyler awaits her husband’s long-anticipated return home, a desperate stranger arrives on her doorstep asking for help.

Everything about the man feels wrong. Deborah is sure he’s on the run from the law, and the deputies chasing him can’t be far behind. But to turn him away on this bitter January night could risk his life.

With her husband’s absence felt stronger by the minute, Deborah must make a decision. A decision that will change her life forever . . .

'Weisgarber, in The Glovemaker, has once again created a heroine of extraordinary grace and courage in a challenging, at times violent, but ultimately sublime landscape.' - Kathleen Kent, author of The Heretic's Daughter

Weisgarber's exploration of a woman struggling to satisfy her conscience is telling and touching
The Glovemaker, Ann Weisgarber’s engrossing, troubling, honest-to-goodness third novel, is as stark and touching as the lives described, as tense and testing as the Utah backlands where it’s set, as fine as any fiction you will read this year
A tense, taut, historically faithful tale