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The Carpet Weaver of Usak by Kathryn Gauci
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Another, in a group of books about the life of Greek people in the Ottoman Empire at the time that tensions became extremely high. The story is based around two couples of different heritage from a pair of villages that share a common well. Tensions rise over the course of the book to a point where a father has to make a really hard decision.
The background to the book is the carpet weaving industry, where hand knotting occurs in the villages, using the wool the carpet factory supplies. The author knows about carpets, and likes embroidery, so the textile parts of the story had me wanting pictures to be included. This book will help you to learn more of the history of the Greek and Turks.
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Reading Progress

October 14, 2018 – Started Reading
October 28, 2018 – Finished Reading
October 29, 2018 – Shelved

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