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friday night knitting club review

Posted on: June 6, 2007

review written by Purl, who no longer knits or blogs but still reads a lot!

“The Friday Night Knitting Club – it’s fun to stitch and bitch” by Kate Jacobs

A well written book that runs a thread – literally – through the lives of many different women who are mostly lonely, avid knitters.

The main character, Georgia, runs Walker & Daughter, an inner-city knitting shop with her older friend Anita and daughter Dakota. Dakota’s father, James, has suddenly arrived back on the scene after twelve years without contact.

Widowed Anita is being asked on dates, Lucie is trying to grow into her own skin, Darwin is trying to fit in and catty Cat is trying to buy friends and lose a husband.

As melodramatic as it sounds, it is a well written novel about the power that knitting has to pull everyone together and how the garments that flow off the needles can make us remember times passed, both good and bad.

A light read with a sad edge. 5/5

I will have to wait for a less busy time to read this book. Or perhaps wait for the movie! Amanda

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4 Responses to "friday night knitting club review"

This is on my to read list which like my to knit list keeps on growing. Are you enjoying the holidays?

Sounds a lot like ‘A Good Yarn’ and ‘The shop on blossom street’.

You’re just so flipping productive. What a lovely time you’ve had lately (and how well you’ve dealt with sock delays).

Hate to disagree, but I thought the book left a lot to be desired. It was too close in plot and characters to some other books, the action did not run consistently and the research was poor.
It is ok for a first book, but would rate it below a lot of other knitting related books and mysteries.

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