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The Friday Night Knitting Club - Kate Jacobs - Bogormen
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The Friday Night Knitting Club - Kate Jacobs
Title: The Friday Night Knitting Club
Author: Kate Jacobs
Genre: Fiction
Rating: 4.5/5
# pages: 418
Date read: July 2009, April 2014

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 work on their latest projects and to chat-and occasionally clash-over their stories of love, life, and everything in between.

Georgia has her hands full, juggling the demands of running the store and raising her spunky teen daughter, Dakota, by herself. Thank goodness for Anita, her mentor and dear friend, and the rest of the members of the knitting club-who are just as varied as the skeins of yarn in the shop's bins. There's Peri, a pre-law student turned handbag designer; Darwin, a somewhat aloof feminist grad student; and Lucie, a petite, quiet woman who''s harboring some secrets of her own.

However, unexpected changes soon throw these women's lives into disarray, and the shop's comfortable world gets shaken up like a snow globe. "James," Georgia's ex, decides that he wants to play a larger role in Dakota's life - and possibly Georgia's as well. Cat, a former friend from high school, returns to New York as a rich Park Avenue wife and uneasily renews her old bond with Georgia. Meanwhile, Anita must confront her growing (and reciprocated) feelings for Marty, the kind neighborhood deli owner.

And when the unthinkable happens, they realize what they've created: not just a knitting club, but a sisterhood.

I really liked this book. It was cozy, optimistic and generally the perfect chick-lit. To my surprise it even made me want to knit(!) - something I've always reckoned I didn't have the patience for at all.

I enjoyed getting to know the characters, and the relationships between them. Especially Georgia's Gran was just terrific.

It's not a book where a lot of things happen, but a book where you get to know and love a bunch of people and get a look into their every day life. I did feel Kate Jacobs skipped quickly over things occasionally, and the ending knocked me for six, but in general an excellent book.

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