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The Friday Night Knitting Club | [Kate Jacobs]

The Friday Night Knitting Club

Walker & Daughter is Georgia Walker's little yarn shop, tucked into a quiet storefront on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The Friday Night Knitting Club is the ad hoc creation of some of Georgia's regulars, who stroll into the shop looking for tips on knitting and end up finding much, much more. Once a week, they gather to work on their latest projects and to chat - and occasionally clash - over their stories of love, life, and everything in between.
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Publisher's Summary

Walker & Daughter is Georgia Walker's little yarn shop, tucked into a quiet storefront on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The Friday Night Knitting Club is the ad hoc creation of some of Georgia's regulars, who stroll into the shop looking for tips on knitting and end up finding much, much more. Once a week, they gather to work on their latest projects and to chat - and occasionally clash - over their stories of love, life, and everything in between.

However, unexpected changes soon throw these women's lives into disarray, and the shop's comfortable world gets shaken up like a snow globe. When the unthinkable happens, they realize what they've created - not just a knitting club, but a sisterhood.

©2007 Kathleen Jacobs; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Nominee, 2008 Audie Award, Fiction

"Kate Jacobs' breezy first novel reads like Steel Magnolias set in Manhattan." (USA Today)
"[P]oignant twists propel the plot and help the pacing find a pleasant rhythm." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Suzanne Gulf Shores, AL, USA 08-07-09
    Suzanne Gulf Shores, AL, USA 08-07-09 Member Since 2001
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    "Girl Power"

    This is a fun read. Character development is strong, insiteful and imaginative. Whether or not you knit, it's enjoyable to read. I found I couldn't wait to get back to it each time I had to put it down.

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    Kristina Syracuse, NY, USA 03-20-09
    Kristina Syracuse, NY, USA 03-20-09
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    "Really enjoyed this book"

    It took me some time to get into this book, but I loved it and I listened to it at work. I love how each character's life developed and more intimate details of each were revealed as the book went on. I knew right away the what was going to happen to Georgia and still cried at the end. Can't wait to get started on Jacob's new book "Knit Two."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Christina stewartsville, NJ, USA 09-30-08
    Christina stewartsville, NJ, USA 09-30-08
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    "confused"

    I guess I expected this book to have a little more meat to it. I had to force myself to really hang in there, figuring it would pay off in the end. It didn't. It was a depressing end that I could have done without. Although some of the story was enjoyable to listen to, it seemed to drag on and on and on.... I hated the ending and don't understand why the author chose to end it the way she did.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cherri Maidens, VA, United States 09-13-08
    Cherri Maidens, VA, United States 09-13-08 Member Since 2007
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    "entertaining"

    This book was entertaining. The target reader will have to be into the fiber arts. Cancer deaths are getting very cliche in contemporary writing, and the author could have found some other creative ending.

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    Ann Slidell, LA, USA 08-20-08
    Ann Slidell, LA, USA 08-20-08
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    "Enjoyable"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved the relationships between characters. Was kind of surprised by the ending.

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    Heather Greensboro, NC, USA 08-01-08
    Heather Greensboro, NC, USA 08-01-08
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    "The Friday Night Knitting Club"

    Starts out very slow but ends up being very good!

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    Kathy Fairport, NY, USA 07-28-08
    Kathy Fairport, NY, USA 07-28-08
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    "Surprise Ending"

    I liked the twists of the story. The narration was good, really able to tell characters apart by voice change.

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    Joanne Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada 07-15-08
    Joanne Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada 07-15-08 Member Since 2006

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    "just like Friday night knitting"

    My overall impression of this book was slightly above average. I am not a knitter but it reminded me alot of what I imagine knitting to be. Takes what seems like forever to finish but when you finally get there it ends up being not too bad. I found even the spicey characters a little sluggish. I also found the passage of time for the characters abit slow...if the character shopped for an hour it seemed you listened for an hour until the character moved on to something else. The end result saved the whole project.

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    LauraRN 05-02-08
    LauraRN 05-02-08 Member Since 2005
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    "A Must for Knitters"

    Knitting- based novels have captured the hearts of die-hard knitters across the nation. The Friday Night Knitting Club ranks among the best. It touches the heart without being saccharine, and has enough action to keep up interest. If one has a knitting group, it is easy to relate to the companionship among the knitters. Count me in.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Aryn Pullman, WA; United States 12-02-07
    Aryn Pullman, WA; United States 12-02-07 Member Since 2007
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    "I do not recommend this"

    The author has a decent grasp of language and seems to be fairly inventive. The reader is clear and precise, although doesn't do accents very well. The story lines were pretty much drivel, though, and the author didn't make me care about any of the characters as they plodded along.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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