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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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  • Joanne
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada
  • 07-15-08

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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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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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.

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  • Craig
  • Rose Bud, AR, USA
  • 10-10-07

Yuck.

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.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Taryn
  • Suffern, NY, United States
  • 09-20-08

Waste of time

I agree with other reviewers who wondered how this book ever made it as a best seller. I guess for those who love the Danielle Steele genre it may be fine. I enjoy some "fluff" once in a while but this started off light,it was predictable and the depressing ending was not at all necessary.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Lorie
  • Haverhill, MA, USA
  • 01-28-09

light reading

No heavy reading (listening) here. A simple story that made me want to learn how to knit.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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pretty good

Interesting twists for a light read

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Just couldn't care enough

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.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful