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.
"Wanted to like it but constantly disappointed."
Knit Two returns to the Manhattan knitting store Walker & Daughter five years after the death of the store's owner, Georgia Walker. Georgia's daughter Dakota is now an 18 year old freshman at NYU, running the knitting store part-time with the help of the members of the Friday Night Knitting Club. Drawn together by their love for Dakota and the sense of family the club provides, each knitter is struggling with new challenges.
Knit the Season is a loving, moving, laugh-out-loud celebration of special times with friends and family. The story begins a year after the end of Knit Two, with Dakota Walker's trip to spend the Christmas holidays with her Gran in Scotland, accompanied by her father, her grandparents, and her mother's best friend, Catherine. Together, they share a trove of happy memories about past Christmases.
"Warm and Entertaining"
In this smart, delicious novel by the best-selling author of The Friday Night Knitting Club, a celebrity chef shows her friends and family the joy of fulfillment - and manages to spice up her own life at the same time.
"Good Summer Read"
Fifty of the world's greatest classic short stories: 1.The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant 2.The One Million Pound Banknote by Mark Twain 3.The Phantom Rickshaw by Rudyard Kipling 4.The Fly by Katherine Mansfield 5.The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe 6.My Favorite Murder by Ambrose Bierce 7.The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe 8.One Thousand Dollars by O. Henry 9.Regret by Kate Chopin 10.The Nose by Nikolai Gogol 11.The Mezzotint by M. R. James 12.The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
"A Good Choice"
It starts almost by accident: the women who buy their knitting needles and wool from Georgia Walker's little yarn shop linger for advice, for a coffee, for a chat and before they know it, every Friday night is knitting night. And as the needles clack, and the garments grow, the conversation moves on from patterns and yarn to life, love and everything. They may be different ages, from different backgrounds and facing different problems, but they are drawn together by threads of affection that prove as durable as the sweaters they knit.
This unique collection features some of the best short stories every written. It includes, "The Monkey's Paw" and "The Well" by W. W. Jacobs; "Desiree's Baby" by Kate Chopin; "A Winter Courtship" by Sarah Orne Jewett; "The Mortal Immortal" by Mary Shelley; "The Revolt of Mother" and "A New England Nun" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman; "The Sire de Maletroit's Door" and "Markheim" by Robert Louis Stevenson.
An engaging collection of short stories from some of the world's greatest racconteurs. Included are 'My Favorite Murder' by Ambrose Bierce; 'The Black Poodle' by F. Anstey; 'The Doll’s House' by Katherine Mansfield; 'The Monkey's Paw' by W. W. Jacobs; 'The Mortal Immortal' by Mary Shelley; 'A Curious Dream' by Mark Twain; 'Regret' by Kate Chopin; 'One Thousand Dollars' by O. Henry; 'The Dreamer' by W. W. Jacobs; 'The Fly' by Katherine Mansfield; 'The Inconsiderate Waiter' by J.M. Barrie; and 'The Purloined Letter' by Edgar Allan Poe.
A collection of 40 classic short stories which carry a huge punch, from the great classic authors: Oscar Wilde, Saki, Kate Chopin, Edgar Allan Poe, O. Henry, Banjo Paterson, W. W. Jacobs, Guy de Maupassant and many more great names. Look forward to the train being delayed, friends turning up late, walking the dog round the block, ironing that shirt... 10-minute slots need never be wasted time again!