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The Knitting Circle A Novel

Author : Ann Hood
ISBN : 9780393067132
Genre : Fiction
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“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.

The Knitting Circle Rapist Annihilation Squad

Author : Derrick Jensen
ISBN : 9781604865967
Genre : Fiction
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The knitting circle is comprised of six women who meet every week to talk, eat cake and make fabulous sweaters. Until the night they realise that they've all survived rape and that not one of their assailants has suffered a single consequence. Enough is enough. The knitting circle becomes the Knitting Circle Rapist Annihilation Squad and retribution begins, but not without problems from the sinister group Men Against Women Against Rapists. Written by acclaimed author and leading voice of dissent, Derrick Jensen, this novel is both darkly comic and deadly serious.

The Red Thread A Novel

Author : Ann Hood
ISBN : 9780393079227
Genre : Fiction
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The new bestseller from the author of The Knitting Circle: “Is there anyone who can write about the connections between ordinary people as well as Ann Hood does?”—Jodi Picoult “In China there is a belief that people who are destined to be together are connected by an invisible red thread. Who is at the end of your red thread?” After losing her infant daughter in a freak accident, Maya Lange opens The Red Thread, an adoption agency that specializes in placing baby girls from China with American families. Maya finds some comfort in her work, until a group of six couples share their personal stories of their desire for a child. Their painful and courageous journey toward adoption forces her to confront the lost daughter of her past. Brilliantly braiding together the stories of Chinese birth mothers who give up their daughters, Ann Hood writes a moving and beautifully told novel of fate and the red thread that binds these characters’ lives. Heartrending and wise, The Red Thread is a stirring portrait of unforgettable love and yearning for a baby.

The Friday Night Knitting Club

Author : Kate Jacobs
ISBN : 9781848944022
Genre : Fiction
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Casting on . . . It starts almost by accident: the women who buy their knitting needles and wool from Georgia's store linger for advice, for a coffee, for a chat and before they know it, every Friday night is knitting night. Finding a pattern . . . And as the needles clack, and the garments grow, the conversation moves on from patterns and yarn to life, love and everything. These women are of different ages, from different backgrounds and facing different problems, but they are drawn together by threads of affection that prove as durable as the sweaters they knit. The Friday Night Knitting Club - don't you want to join?

The Book That Matters Most A Novel

Author : Ann Hood
ISBN : 9780393253849
Genre : Fiction
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An enthralling novel about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature, by the bestselling author of The Knitting Circle. Ava’s twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group’s goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood—one that helped her through the traumas of the untimely deaths of her sister and mother. Alternating with Ava’s story is that of her troubled daughter Maggie, who, living in Paris, descends into a destructive relationship with an older man. Ava’s mission to find that book and its enigmatic author takes her on a quest that unravels the secrets of her past and offers her and Maggie the chance to remake their lives.

Knitting Yarns Writers On Knitting

Author : Ann Hood
ISBN : 9780393241440
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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“In this lovely anthology, Sue Grafton, Barbara Kingsolver, and other authors go public with their passion for knitting.”—People magazine, four stars “The impressive collection of writers here have contributed essays that celebrate knitting and knitters. They share their knitting triumphs and disasters as well as their life triumphs and disasters. . . . These essays will break your heart. They will have you laughing out loud.”—Ann Hood, from the introduction Why does knitting occupy a place in the hearts of so many writers? What’s so magical and transformative about yarn and needles? How does knitting help us get through life-changing events and inspire joy? In Knitting Yarns, twenty-seven writers tell stories about how knitting healed, challenged, or helped them to grow. Barbara Kingsolver describes sheering a sheep for yarn. Elizabeth Berg writes about her frustration at failing to knit. Ann Patchett traces her life through her knitting, writing about the scarf that knits together the women she’s loved and lost. Knitting a Christmas gift for his blind aunt helped Andre Dubus III knit an understanding with his girlfriend. Kaylie Jones finds the woman who used knitting to help raise her in France and heals old wounds. Sue Grafton writes about her passion for knitting. Also included are five original knitting patterns created by Helen Bingham. Poignant, funny, and moving, Knitting Yarns is sure to delight knitting enthusiasts and lovers of literature alike.

Amish Knitting Circle

Author : Karen Anna Vogel
ISBN : 0615908004
Genre : Amish
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Amish Knitting Circle is a serial novel. Episodes 1-10 comprise Granny's first knitting circle, when she invites 5 women who are heavy on her heart to knit for charity. Granny Weaver believes these women could be stronger if spun together. She invites five women, all with various issues such as infertility, poor body image and marital problems and haunting secrets. As they meet from October to April to knit shawls for charity, they begin to deal with problems, together, in community, the Amish way. Amish Knitting Circle: Complete Series includes: Beginnings Granny Weaver starts the circle, and all the women have a reason not to come, but push back fears and eventually go. Wedding Season Amish weddings are typically in November. The knitting circle women see happy newlyweds everywhere, but for two, it's a painful season; one wishing she was married, another wishing she was not. Thanksgiving The Amish celebrate this holiday, now that many work for the English (Non-Amish) and have the day off. The women reflect on all they're thankful for... Snowflakes December winds blow sparkling snowflakes everywhere and someone learns she's a beautiful and unique as the ice crystals falling all around her. Christmas Cookies It's Christmas, and Granny Weaver is excited about the knitting circle's Christmas cookie exchange. She's comes to see these "Little Women" as her daughters, and along with that, the fretting heart of a mom. Old World Christmas It's STILL Christmas, as the Amish celebrate the season over twelve days, ending on January 6th, Old Christmas. It's a day of fasting and reflection, remembering the arrival of the three kings who brought gifts to baby Jesus. Beauty for Ashes It's the end of January, and the knitting circle is meditating on the scripture; He gives us beauty for ashes... (Isaiah 61:3). One member is facing a terrible medical diagnosis; another needs counseling for damaged emotions. Wings to Fly It's a blustery February and the annual Audubon Backyard Bird Count is underway. What life lessons do feathered friends teach the women in the circle? Spun Together It's March and three weeks until Easter. Unity among church member must exist before this holy day, when they partake of communion and wash each other's feet. But emotions are running high... New Beginnings It's Easter, but will it need to be postponed due to discord among church members? An early spring wedding is planned, or will there be two?

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