Following the release of the Italian edition of A Single Thread, Tracy Chevalier has hit the bestseller lists in Italy. Published by Neri Pozza Editore, with the title La Ricamatrice di Winchester, it has reached #3 in the Top 10 of La Stampa's bestseller chart. It also comes in at #2 on the Foreign Literature list.
The novel explores the life of a young woman embarking on a new life of independence and opportunity in Winchester following the First World War. Chevalier was praised by The Guardian for her 'meticulous scene-setting, gentle pacing and gimlet eye for hidden hurts and secret longings'.
A Single Thread has so far been translated into 12 languages, including French, German, Dutch, Spanish and Thai.