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Author: Anne Bartlett
"Spinning, weaving, knitting, all part of the long tradition of women's work, skills that had survived even the efficiency of the industrial revolution. Why did people still do it?" — It's been ten months since Jack died. For his widow, Sandra, a tightly wound teacher who thinks long and hard about such questions, the months hav...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780618499267
ISBN-10: 0618499261
Publication Date: 4/16/2005
Pages: 288
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 7
This is no Friday Night Knitting Club. Thankfully the book is short and a quick read. It is just odd and the characters are not loveable. In terms of "rooting" for the characters, I found myself "rooting" for the book to end.
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Helpful Score: 4
A lovely story with quirky characters. Great for a rainy day read. There is some knitting terminology throughout the story, but even non-knitters should find this story quite enjoyable. So beautifully written that it's difficult to believe this is Barlett's first book.
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Helpful Score: 2
Knitters and non-knitters alike will enjoy this look into the lives of women helping each other. Bartlett explores the spiritual and emotional lives of the characters using knitting as a metaphor for the problems and joys we all face in life.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a great novel of how knitting can be a healing process.
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Helpful Score: 1
very "Real" book. grabs you when you don't realize it. can easily relate to the characters.
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Entertaining read. A good effort by Anne. Any knitter/crafter will appreciate the variety of projects worked by one of the main characters. I would recommend. Light reading, but also crafted well.
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This book was a sweet, easy-read kind of book. The story is set in Australia and tells the tale of two ladies who meet quite by chance and the relationship that develops from there. I enjoyed the simple and direct style of the story and the author's ability to make me "see" the characters and their personalities.
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Quirky but enjoyable book about two women in Australia, both psychically damaged, who connect through knitting.