2.16.2009

Book Review: Friday Night Knitting Club

Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

This is one of those books that's been floating around as "ideal for a book club!" titles for a while, so when I saw it on our shelf (for once!), I thought I'd go ahead and give it a shot - even though it's been a while since I picked up a pair of knitting needles (that's my sister's territory)...

This is the story of a small New York City yarn shop, Walker and Daughter, and the women who gather each week to work on projects and talk about their lives. At the center is Georgia Walker, a great central character, dealing not only with the relationship with her daughter but with her daughter's father, who has made a sudden reappearance into their lives...

This is a pleasant enough read - full of interesting characters and a gentle tone - though I was rocked back by a tragedy that takes place later in the book. I won't say this was my favorite "group of women" novel, but it was a pleasant enough read, though reviews say that the follow-up, Knit Two, is by far a weaker effort.

A good reader, even for non-knitters...

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