The Knitting Circle: A Novel (Google eBook)

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W. W. Norton & Company, Jan 17, 2008 - Fiction - 352 pages
6 Reviews

“An intelligent, moving read” (Pages) and “a testament to women’s friendship and to Ann Hood’s talent” (Hilma Wolitzer).

After the sudden loss of her only child, Mary Baxter joins a knitting circle in Providence, Rhode Island, as a way to fill the empty hours and lonely days. The women welcome her, each teaching Mary a new knitting technique and, as they do, revealing their own personal stories of loss, love, and hope. Eventually Mary is able to tell her own story of grief and in so doing reclaims her love for her husband, faces the hard truths about her relationship with her mother, and finds the spark of life again.
  

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The knitting circle

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Following her first story collection,An Ornithologist's Guide to Life , Hood's latest novel is definitely gloomy, but the beautiful language and convincing characters make it a worthwhile read. After ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kellie - Goodreads

I don't knit. After reading this book, it didn't make me want to either. However, I absolutely adored this book. I couldn't put it down. It is a sad story, but I liked the characters and the writing ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
9
Section 3
11
Section 4
16
Section 5
37
Section 6
39
Section 7
67
Section 8
75
Section 16
175
Section 17
177
Section 18
200
Section 19
213
Section 20
215
Section 21
243
Section 22
253
Section 23
255

Section 9
77
Section 10
98
Section 11
109
Section 12
140
Section 13
151
Section 14
153
Section 15
169
Section 24
271
Section 25
283
Section 26
303
Section 27
313
Section 28
338
Section 29
345
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About the author (2008)

Ann Hood is the author of six works of fiction, including the bestseller The Knitting Circle and, most recently, The Obituary Writer, as well as a memoir, Comfort. She is also the editor of Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting. The winner of two Pushcart prizes as well as Best American Food Writing, Best American Travel Writing, and Best American Spiritual Writing awards, she lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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