The Knitting Circle: A Novel (Google eBook)
“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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knitting friendships togetherUser Review - curelise - Borders
This is an amazing story of healing on many levels, from the loss of a child to mending broken relationships, all through the gentle art of knitting. I would recommend this book to anyone, knitter or not, looking for a touching story. Read full review
The knitting circleUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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