The Friday Night Knitting Club

The Friday Night Knitting Club

Book - 2007
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Once a week, an eclectic group of women comes together at a New York City yarn shop to work on their latest projects--and share the stories of their lives...

At the center of Walker and Daughter is the shop's owner, Georgia, who is overwhelmed with juggling the store and single-handedly raising her teenage daughter. Happy to escape the demands of her life, she looks forward to her Friday Night Knitting Club, where she and her friends--Anita, Peri, Darwin, Lucie, and KC--exchange knitting tips, jokes, and their deepest secrets. But when the man who once broke Georgia's heart suddenly shows up, demanding a role in their daughter's life, her world is shattered.

Luckily, Georgia's friends are there for encouragement, sharing their own tales of intimacy, heartbreak, and miracle-making. And when the unthinkable happens, these women will discover that what they've created isn't just a knitting club: it's a sisterhood.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©2007.
ISBN: 9780425265260
Branch Call Number: JACOBS K
Characteristics: 345 pages ; 24 cm.


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I could not read past the first 3 chapters of this book. The plot line is trite and the writing style is partonizing. I don't know what market she was aiming for? I do love women's groups and I love to knit but this book did not sustain my interest.

Aug 15, 2013

I loved this book! Read it in 3 days as I could not put it down. I love character novel like this one where you really come to love the people in the book! A must read!

Apr 01, 2013

a very, very good book. but the ending is sad.

Feb 10, 2013

A light read, too contrived for me really to enjoy it.

Feb 10, 2013

This book grabbed my attention right away and I had to pace myself so I wouldn't rush through it start to finish. I always appreciate a character driven novel full of strong women. I very much enjoyed the book and am looking forward to the next in the series.

Mar 16, 2012

The Friday Night Knitting Club is a fun slice-of-life story about a handful of New York women (and a few men on the peripheral) whose paths intersect around a knitting shop and the club the regulars keep on Friday nights. The camaraderie of the group is believable and enviable though the story itself drifts toward melodrama on occasion. This is especially true at the end where it seems most of the characters receive tied-with-a-bow happy endings. Too unrealistic.

A fun read, nevertheless. Below is an exchanged between the main character and a passing priest. It sums up what I believe to be one of the book's more powerful themes.

"No, no, that's not what I mean at all. Praying isn't a form of divine insurance. It's just a way of communicating, just a way of opening your heart."
"By that definition, an honest conversation with anyone is a form of praying."
The priest tapped his nose. "You're right on there, Georgia Walker."

Lillian65 Feb 19, 2012

This was a good light read

Jan 04, 2012

from Linda Zahava

Jan 04, 2012

Good story. A little sad, but mostly a heartwarming tale of women and their lives intertwined.

Jun 21, 2011

Not often a book will make me outright, but this one did, and in the best way possible! Awesome read. Strong women, making it on their own. It hits all ages and is inclusive and warm. One of my faves!

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Gathering for their weekly knitting club at a small yarn shop on Manhattan's upper west side, a group of friends shares such challenges as raising children, navigating the ups and downs of their education and careers, and pursuing uncertain relationships. 372p.

Jan 07, 2011

Georgia, a single mother opens a knitting shop and a club starts up. A rich assistant, a member married to a doctor in LA, an unmarried mother-to-be, a rich highschool friend, herdaughter's father, a Scottish grandmother and a deli owner are all given believable personalities. Warning the ending is a tearjerker.

Comes with discussion questions at the back of the book.


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Jan 07, 2011

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