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Product Details

  • Paperback: 355 pages
  • Publisher: Infinity Publishing.com; Reprint edition (February 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 074140916X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0741409164
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 6.1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,203,917 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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** FIVE STARS ** Nell Gavin does a remarkable job of reaching into the essence of Anne Boleyn. Brava. -- Jack Mauro, author of Spite Hall and Enola's Wedding

** FIVE STARS ** Threads is not your run-of-the-mill historical novel...Nell Gavin's imagination shines through and her research is meticulous. -- Curled Up With a Good Book

** FIVE STARS ** Threads will find its way onto the "top ten life-changing books" lists of many future readers... -- Ian R. Thorpe, poet, broadcaster and author

A beautifully woven tapestry. -- Independent Book Publishers Online, June 2002

This is a strong, smart, captivating work. --Writers Digest --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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2000 William Faulkner Competition finalist for best novel. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I hope everyone else can find as much joy in this book as I have.
Katarina Hyatt
I very much liked the threads of other lifetimes, and other stories, woven into this one.
Beverly Diehl
I thoroughly enjoyed this book from beginning to end and the book kept me captivated.
Cheryl

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94 of 98 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 27, 2004
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Never, ever have I even considered writing a review, but this book deserves far, far more praise than it has received. The language is elegant and jewel-like and the story is transcendant. The use of the Hindu concept of reincarnation and the historically notorious relationship of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII are wonderful devices to explore love, trust, betrayal and forgiveness, in all types of relationships, throughout time. "Each society-each group within each society-chooses something with which to assign inferiority. ... Among the powerful, it is the powerless; among the rich, it is the poor; among the men, it is the women. ... Neither side sees the humanity in the other. Both sides are equally wrong in this." There are so many levels to the passionate, intricate and exquisitely expressed stories told here. It is a story of love, forgiveness, choice and redemption with some of the most beautiful contemporary prose I've ever had the pleasure to read. And I'm really glad my copy is hardcover, although I may have to order a softcover to loan to friends. I'm not letting my copy out of the house.
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65 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer B. Barton on January 24, 2004
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Threads is a great book for the history buff. Though it is fiction, it is more like a historical fiction (it has a bibliography in the back). It is not quite a historical fiction either though as the disembodied spirit of Ann Boleyn relates in the first person the details of her life with Henry VIII as well as their relationships in several other lives, including more recently in America. Although the context of the review is that this was just one of many lives, the bulk of the story deals exclusively with her life as Ann Boleyn with occasional references to a former life in Egypt as a wife turned prostitute and a enjoyable stint in a traveling circus in another time and place.
Ms. Gavin is careful to try to maintain historical accuracy about the characters involved even though this is a fictional novel. A short notes section tells readers when she has deviated from accepted history in favor of plot. I can't help but feel that the selection of the historical figure of Ann Boleyn constrained Ms. Gavin's apparent talent. Each additional "character" is by nature a historical figure requiring ever more restraint by Gavin to maintain historical accuracy. Therefore, there are comparatively fewer characters involved throughout the story than there might have been had the main character not been a figure of historical reknown. Character development of Hal and the Chinese mother-in-law, as well as dialogue between Ann and Henry in their American life shows that Ms. Gavin has what it takes to write enjoyable fiction. I would love to see what she could do with her imagination not given such boundaries from the outset.
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62 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Nancy L. Mehl on October 15, 2004
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Nell Gavin has brought Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII, to vibrant life in her unusual historical novel, "Threads." Anne's path from that of an unloved and abused young girl, to the position of Queen of England, is presented by Anne herself as she looks back upon the circumstances that eventually led to her execution. Although there really isn't a lot of actual historical information about Anne, Gavin has created believable personalities with strengths and weaknesses, imperfections and understandable desires. Using a combination of fact and legend, she tells a story of passion, obsession, and heartbreak that will capture readers with its depth and humanity.

Gavin uses the fictional concept of reincarnation to showcase all of the characters that make up what is truly a tragic tale of love and betrayal. In several different "reincarnations," Anne and Henry, along with family, friends, and lost loves, are placed into different life situations, each one exploring another facet of personality and circumstances. The technique is unique, intriguing, and in the end, beautifully coaxes the dark ghosts of a long dead past into the present for an introduction readers won't soon forget.

"Threads" is a remarkable effort. It is, without a doubt, one of the best historical novels I've every read. I give it my very highest recommendation!
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By "aliciafosterishere" on May 8, 2004
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I am a HUGE fan of Tudor England and especially a fan of Anne Boleyn and King Henry. I was facinated by the premise of this story and quickly made my purchase. Please, grab this story now if you love this period, and if you love a good story!
Not preditable at all, the story takes you on a very original ride through the many experiences of these people in past existences! It's great. A.L.F.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Carole Bellacera on April 23, 2003
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I've always had a fascination with Anne Boleyn, but after reading THREADS, I feel like I understand her in a way I never have before. Yes, the book is fiction, but it's obvious that Ms. Gavin did some extensive research to explore the life of this charismatic but unpopular queen. It's so well written and the tale so eloquently spun that you feel it very well could've happened just as it's described. The execution scene in Anne's viewpoint is masterful. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in Tudor history, and Anne Boleyn, in particular. I couldn't put it down!
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Dawn St. Julien on June 16, 2004
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Recently my sister and I caught a television special about Anne Boleyn, and it left me wanting to learn even more about her and her family. I wasn't expecting much from this premise, quite honestly. Many an author has written about Anne and the entire tragic and enigmatic Boleyn cast, but they rarely do them justice. The reincarnation aspect in Threads further enhanced my skepticism.

What a pleasant surprise when I gave it a chance and read it while on vacation! I was gripped from the first page. Threads is well-written, intriguing, and surprisingly emotional at times. I truly loved it. I carefully brought it back with me from my trip instead of leaving it on the plane, and even bought another copy to give to my sister. Threads was just what I was looking for - an excellent story. I've discovered a new favorite author.
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