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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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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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    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.

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    Craig Rose Bud, AR, USA 10-10-07
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    The narration wasn't real great. The characters weren't likable, except for the daughter, Dakota, possibly. I got the feeling the author has something against the idea of children born within a marriage and marriage in general. This book left me frowning in disappointment.

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    Pamela J United States 03-30-10
    Pamela J United States 03-30-10 Member Since 2014

    Sure, I'd love to hear your story....

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    I tried to like this, but just couldn't care enough about any of the characters to - - well, care. Just not well paced or interesting.

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    Lorie Haverhill, MA, USA 01-28-09
    Lorie Haverhill, MA, USA 01-28-09
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    No heavy reading (listening) here. A simple story that made me want to learn how to knit.

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