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The Friday Night Knitting Club (Knitting Club, Bk 1)
The Friday Night Knitting Club - Knitting Club, Bk 1
Author: Kate Jacobs
A charming and moving novel about female friendship and the experiences that knit us together - even when we least expect it. — Walker and Daughter is Georgia Walker's little yarn shop, tucked into a quiet storefront on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The Friday Night Knitting Club was started by some of Georgia's regulars, who gather once a week to...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780399154096
ISBN-10: 0399154094
Publication Date: 1/18/2007
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 134 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed The Friday Night Knitting Club (Knitting Club, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 24
Wow. I was not interested in reading this book at first. A friend recommended it, so I figured why not? It might turn out to be good. This book was great!! Lots of depth. I laughed out loud and I cried too. Books rarely make me cry, but I finished this book in tears. I wanted to reach out and hug every woman in this book. It was very touching.
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Helpful Score: 23
Fun. This book is a great testament to the social connections that form through traditonally-female crafts. The author is wonderfully perceptive in her descriptions of the characters -- I often felt like I knew people just like each character -- yet the characters remain multidimensional. Some unnecessary twists in the end, in my opinion, but they didn't detract from the good feeling I felt as I finished the book.
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Helpful Score: 23
Do women still knit? Is knitting just an old-fashioned skill? Are women in NYC cold and unfeeling and never reach out to each other. With this book you'll find that the answers are NO. This book is story of how women knit their lives together while meeting to knit yarn. A great story of women supporting women, even through the crises of their lives.
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Helpful Score: 14
I usually don't like mushy books about female friendships, but this book was just plain good from beginning to end! I liked the way the author divided the book so that each character had their share of the spotlight. This was a good book to read while commuting-easy to read and easy to put down and pick back up later. This book was just so refreshing and as soon as I finished it, I started phoning some friends to get together. These female friendships are valuable, ladies! I have a new appreciation for my girlfriends now...I can't wait to read more by this author.
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Helpful Score: 12
A charming read, even if you aren't a knitter. It's what friendship is all about...I think I'll dig into my knitting basket! I laughed, I cried,...enjoyed this book which is a very good first novel. I'm sure there will be sequels.
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Loved this story. A lovely escape into other women's lives, challenges and relationships. Especially nice for knitters who will relate to much of the language and be transported to the knitting shop. Much to relate to here. Something for everyone. Enjoy!
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The hours of Walker and Daughter: Knitters are very clear. But Georgia Walker is always known to stay open a few extra minutes for that run-in customer. Georgia and her daughter Dakota make their living in New York with their friends who are in themselves a remarkable bunch of women. Lucie, the television producer who is between jobs, but never misses a club meeting, Anita Georgia's long time best friend, Darwin, an idealistic grad student whose life isn't quite as perfect as it may seem, and KC, a former workmate of Georgia's who does more talking than knitting.

But Georgia's routine is shattered when Dakota's father James suddenly reappears and wants to be a part of his daughter's life. Georgia, still stinging from his betrayal almost 13 years ago, is not sure she wants to let him in, and all of the other club members have issues of their own, but somehow, they all come together every Friday night and in the end they realize they have more than just a club, but a sisterhood.

Truthfully, "Friday Night Knitting Club" was slow to start. It's definitely not a page turner, but despite the lack of "excitement" I sincerely enjoyed it. Jacobs has created characters that I can relate with and feel a connection to. I cried very hard at the end of this book and am excited to read the next book that is out now.

"Friday Night Knitting Club" really doesn't need a long review. It was a feel-good chicklit book for grown up fans of "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." Great book, great fun!
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I am a knitter. I have belonged to knit clubs and so the title of this book was intriguing. But I found the writing was not very compelling and the character development was amateurish. I never really got to caring about the characters that much.

I found parts of the story that stretched example - that someone would wait 12 years to read two letters sent by the man who walked out on her but whom she still loved.

Too many themes going on at once within the confines of the story - an on again-off again inter-racial relationship; love at seventy; single parenthood; trophy wife/divorcee; young love; infidelity; coming of age; gramma in Scotland; betrayal by best friend; cancer; business success, etc ....and not woven in deeply enough. It seemed that the author made a list of 50 possible story lines and chose them all.

I finished the book because I was determined to but it was not the kind of book that drew me back in between readings. I could have easily laid it aside and never gone back.

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