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Publisher's Summary

It's been 10 months since Jack died, and Sandra, a tightly wound academic, copes with her grief by immersing herself in the history of textiles. When she and Martha, a gifted knitter, meet over an unconscious body on the footpath, the unlikely threads of their lives tangle into each other. Sandra invites Martha to join her in a professional collaboration, but what begins as a working relationship becomes something deeply personal. Martha seems at ease with herself, in spite of her own experience of grief. But what does she carry around in those three large bags?
©2005 Anne Bartlett; (P)Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
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Critic Reviews

Audie Award Finalist, Inspirational/Spiritual, 2007
"A brief, sweetly winning tale." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Bartlett has created an enthralling story about the healing power of friendship." (Library Journal)
"Enriched by knitting details, each stitch along the way seems unremarkable, but the finished product has a subtle beauty." (The Washington Post)
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Customer Reviews

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1 out of 5 stars
By yoderfamily01 on 02-16-09

Not good

Thought the characters were poorly written and unengaging. The narrator made these women sound even older and whinier than they ought to have been. Not a good novel about grief, mental illness, friendship, or even knitting. Sorry I wasted time and money on this one

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13 of 14 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By chuknzig on 03-07-13

Naration was good

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The description of the story used to entice the reader.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Erase it and start over.

Which scene was your favorite?

I didn't have a favorite.

Could you see Knitting being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?


Any additional comments?

The story was ok. A bit sad. It would be nice if the description of the story (any story) indicated the tone. I didn't agree with the description. It lead you to believe that even though the main character's husband died, she found a new life. There was not a happier ending. The sadness/sense of loss was from start to finish.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 09-24-16

A wonderful story by Anne Bartlett.

Thoroughly enjoyed this story brought very much to life by Beverley Dunn. An excellent voice. Any yarn crafter will love this, I'm an avid crocheter and I felt the author totally understood the textile world.
My favourite bit was when Martha takes the doctor by the arm and has a little word, classic !! Hope it becomes a film one day. Thanks x x

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