The Friday Night Knitting Club

The Friday Night Knitting Club

Large Print - 2007
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A charming and moving novel about female friendship and the experiences that knit us together-even when we least expect it. Walker and Daughter is Georgia Walker's little yarn shop, tucked into a quiet storefront on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The Friday Night Knitting Club was started by some of Georgia's regulars, who gather once a week to work on their latest projects and to chat-and occasionally clash-over their stories of love, life, and everything in between. Georgia has her hands full, juggling the demands of running the store and raising her spunky teen daughter, Dakota, by herself. Thank goodness for Anita, her mentor and dear friend, and the rest of the members of the knitting club-who are just as varied as the skeins of yarn in the shop's bins. There's Peri, a prelaw student turned handbag designer; Darwin, a somewhat aloof feminist grad student; and Lucie, a petite, quiet woman who's harboring some secrets of her own. However, unexpected changes soon throw these women's lives into disarray, and the shop's comfortable world gets shaken up like a snow globe. James, Georgia's ex, decides that he wants to play a larger role in Dakota's life-and possibly Georgia's as well. Cat, a former friend from high school, returns to New York as a rich Park Avenue wife and uneasily renews her old bond with Georgia. Meanwhile, Anita must confront her growing (and reciprocated) feelings for Marty, the kind neighborhood deli owner. And when the unthinkable happens, they realize what they've created: not just a knitting club, but a sisterhood
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2007.
Edition: Center Point large print ed.
ISBN: 9781585479634
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 510 p. (large print) ; 22 cm.


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I could not read past the first 3 chapters of this book. The plot line is trite and the writing style is partonizing. I don't know what market she was aiming for? I do love women's groups and I love to knit but this book did not sustain my interest.

Aug 15, 2013

I loved this book! Read it in 3 days as I could not put it down. I love character novel like this one where you really come to love the people in the book! A must read!

Apr 01, 2013

a very, very good book. but the ending is sad.

Feb 10, 2013

A light read, too contrived for me really to enjoy it.

Feb 10, 2013

This book grabbed my attention right away and I had to pace myself so I wouldn't rush through it start to finish. I always appreciate a character driven novel full of strong women. I very much enjoyed the book and am looking forward to the next in the series.

Mar 16, 2012

The Friday Night Knitting Club is a fun slice-of-life story about a handful of New York women (and a few men on the peripheral) whose paths intersect around a knitting shop and the club the regulars keep on Friday nights. The camaraderie of the group is believable and enviable though the story itself drifts toward melodrama on occasion. This is especially true at the end where it seems most of the characters receive tied-with-a-bow happy endings. Too unrealistic.

A fun read, nevertheless. Below is an exchanged between the main character and a passing priest. It sums up what I believe to be one of the book's more powerful themes.

"No, no, that's not what I mean at all. Praying isn't a form of divine insurance. It's just a way of communicating, just a way of opening your heart."
"By that definition, an honest conversation with anyone is a form of praying."
The priest tapped his nose. "You're right on there, Georgia Walker."

Lillian65 Feb 19, 2012

This was a good light read

Jan 04, 2012

from Linda Zahava

Jan 04, 2012

Good story. A little sad, but mostly a heartwarming tale of women and their lives intertwined.

Jun 21, 2011

Not often a book will make me outright, but this one did, and in the best way possible! Awesome read. Strong women, making it on their own. It hits all ages and is inclusive and warm. One of my faves!

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Gathering for their weekly knitting club at a small yarn shop on Manhattan's upper west side, a group of friends shares such challenges as raising children, navigating the ups and downs of their education and careers, and pursuing uncertain relationships. 372p.

Jan 07, 2011

Georgia, a single mother opens a knitting shop and a club starts up. A rich assistant, a member married to a doctor in LA, an unmarried mother-to-be, a rich highschool friend, herdaughter's father, a Scottish grandmother and a deli owner are all given believable personalities. Warning the ending is a tearjerker.

Comes with discussion questions at the back of the book.


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Jan 07, 2011

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