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Publisher's Summary

Walker & Daughter is Georgia Walker's little yarn shop, tucked into a quiet storefront on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The Friday Night Knitting Club is the ad hoc creation of some of Georgia's regulars, who stroll into the shop looking for tips on knitting and end up finding much, much more. Once a week, they gather to work on their latest projects and to chat - and occasionally clash - over their stories of love, life, and everything in between. However, unexpected changes soon throw these women's lives into disarray, and the shop's comfortable world gets shaken up like a snow globe. When the unthinkable happens, they realize what they've created - not just a knitting club, but a sisterhood.
©2007 Kathleen Jacobs (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.
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Critic Reviews



Nominee, 2008 Audie Award, Fiction
"Kate Jacobs' breezy first novel reads like Steel Magnolias set in Manhattan." (USA Today)
"[P]oignant twists propel the plot and help the pacing find a pleasant rhythm." (Publishers Weekly)
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2 out of 5 stars
By flimfrik on 10-24-09

Wanted to like it but constantly disappointed.

The best part of the book was the knitting stuff -- and I don't even knit.
The characters had potential, but the writing was hackneyed and vastly in need of editing ("said her blond friend" etc.). I'm always looking for books about groups of women, though, and kept listening even though I found myself shaking my head at almost every turn. And I'm not generally judgmental about what they call "chick-lit" but most of what I've read before (Sophie Kinsella, Jane Green, etc.) is well written.
I agree with the reviewer above who said the way it ended was unbelievable and difficult to take. I also had major issues with what passed for parenting skills in the book. (Spoiler alert: Who rewards their kid for running away with an instant trip to Scotland?)
The book actually left me depressed about the state of publishing instead of the fate of the characters.

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1 out of 5 stars
By CVK on 03-11-09

This one should frogged.

I am a knitter, and it seeemed that a lot of other knitters liked this book. So I chose it, and boy, was it painful. HORRIBLY written, boring characters, incredibly cliche'ed stereotypes, and unrealistic stories. Georgia gives up a place at Dartmouth to stay with her friend, who then gets in and goes? No, this does NOT happen. What was she THINKING?
The narrator was awful too, but I'm not going to hold it against her. I wouldn't be able to read this drivel either.

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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