The Knitting Circle: A Novel

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W. W. Norton & Company, Jan 17, 2008 - Fiction - 352 pages
30 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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User Review  - DrLed - LibraryThing

Synopsis: Surviving unfathomable grief and finding the will to live in the world again is the poignant theme of Hood’s latest novel. The protagonist, Mary, has lost her five-year-old daughter, Stella ... Read full review

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User Review  - crazy4reading - LibraryThing

I was surprised by how much I did like this book. It was slow going at first. The narrator made the characters sound annoying at times by the voice she used for them. The Knitting Circle is about a ... 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 the best-selling novels The Book That Matters Most, The Knitting Circle, The Red Thread, The Obituary Writer, and Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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