From 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'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
Jim Crace, author of Harvest and The Melody
A tense, taut, historically faithful tale