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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.

Critic Reviews

  • 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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Inspiring

Who was the most memorable character of The Friday Night Knitting Club and why?

Georgia Walker - her story, her shop, her daughter, her skills, her yarn and the club are knitted into this character so deeply I wan't to become part of the club.

Anita reminds me of two older women I have loved in my life who taught me the basics of knitting and crocheting.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • stacy
  • Sioux Falls, SD, United States
  • 09-13-12

NIce story, simple book

What did you love best about The Friday Night Knitting Club?

This was a nice story. Everyone loves everyone (a bit much for me), but it was a nice simple read. I liked this book but not enough to listen to the next in the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Strange ending

I really like the book, but was VERY dissappointed that regarding the ending of the book. I was shocked and very annoyed. Annoyed to the point that I am not sure I want to listen to the next book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Loved it!

I really loved this book, by the end I was completely endeared to the cast of characters. Great read (especially if you are a knitter!)`

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Doesn't keep my attention

I found this book a little boring. I think its a combination of the woman's voice that is reading the book and the book itself. I do think it would make a good movie, a nice chick flick. As a book however, I couldn't get in to it. I also did not find the characters that interesting. There was no one character that I indentified with, but I do enjoy knitting. :)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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A knitter must-listen!

I loved the characters in this book and the real-life examples of knitting. As a knitter I loved how my favorite hobby and an interesting plot were interwoven. I also enjoyed the different voices the narrator gave each character.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Lucia
  • Madison, CT, USA
  • 08-28-09

Steel Magnolias with Yarn

If you liked Steel Magnolias you will love this.

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  • Emily
  • Norfolk, VA, USA
  • 08-09-09

Predictable

I liked how knitting was "knitted" into the story. Other than that, this novel, was entirely cliche, unimaginative and seemed to have a politically-correct agenda. I think every ethnic group was incorporated into the characters right up to the hispanic oncologist Ramirez. I found myself getting impatient for this book to end.

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  • S
  • new york, NY, United States
  • 04-22-08

so so....wouldn't purchase again.

The dialogue in the story was really cheesy and i agree with another reviewer that the black, male voice was laughable. I cringed at the ending and how unnaturally it unfolded.

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  • Karen
  • Silver Spring, MD, USA
  • 02-01-08

light and entertaining

I have not completed the book, but thus far I am enjoying the story. The narrator's black male voice is laughable. If I were an educated black male,I'd be insulted. It would have been more appropriate to attempt a generic male voice. She also does a poor imitation of a West Indian accent. When I first heard it, I was not sure. what it was.

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