The Friday Night Knitting Club

The Friday Night Knitting Club Once a week an eclectic group of women comes together at a New York City yarn shop to work on their latest projects and share the stories of their livesAt the center of Walker and Daughter is the sho

  • Title: The Friday Night Knitting Club
  • Author: Kate Jacobs
  • ISBN: 9780399154096
  • Page: 456
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Once a week, an eclectic group of women comes together at a New York City yarn shop to work on their latest projects and share the stories of their livesAt the center of Walker and Daughter is the shop s owner, Georgia, who is overwhelmed with juggling the store and single handedly raising her teenage daughter Happy to escape the demands of her life, she looks forwarOnce a week, an eclectic group of women comes together at a New York City yarn shop to work on their latest projects and share the stories of their livesAt the center of Walker and Daughter is the shop s owner, Georgia, who is overwhelmed with juggling the store and single handedly raising her teenage daughter Happy to escape the demands of her life, she looks forward to her Friday Night Knitting Club, where she and her friends Anita, Peri, Darwin, Lucie, and K.C exchange knitting tips, jokes, and their deepest secrets But when the man who once broke Georgia s heart suddenly shows up, demanding a role in their daughter s life, her world is shattered.Luckily, Georgia s friends are there for encouragement, sharing their own tales of intimacy, heartbreak, and miracle making And when the unthinkable happens, these women will discover that what they ve created isn t just a knitting club its a sisterhood.

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    1. Kate Jacobs is the New York Times bestselling author of Comfort Food, Knit Two, and The Friday Night Knitting Club, which has over 1 million copies in print.Kate grew up near Vancouver, British Columbia, in the scenic and delightfully named town of Hope pop 6,184 It s an area filled with friends and family and Kate loves to visit Back then, of course, it was tremendously boring, as only home can be to a teenager As a result, Kate begged her parents to send her to boarding school in Victoria, BC From there she traded in her navy blazer to earn a Bachelor s degree in journalism at Carleton University in Ottawa Next, in a fit of optimism courage naivete take your pick she followed it up with a move to bustling New York City pop 8,143,197.The plan Breaking into magazine publishing First she received a Master s degree at NYU and worked at a handful of unpaid internships, then got a spot as an assistant to the Books Fiction Editor at Redbook magazine It was here that Kate answered multiple phones, read a ton of slush getting to know some wonderful writers to be , and began to experience the impact of sharing women s stories Around this time, Kate settled into an apartment complex that housed about as many people as her entire hometown in Canada It seemed that she wasn t just a small town girl any.Professionally, Kate made it a priority to explore content that resonated with women She was an editor at Working Woman and Family Life and was later a freelance writer and editor at the website for Lifetime Television Personally, as a newcomer to New York, she learned the power of building a surrogate family and stitching together friendship connections that will endure Exploring the richness of women s relationships is a key focus of her novels.After a decade of Manhattan living, Kate moved to sunny Southern California with her husband And discovered that she likes suburban living just fine, thank you very much She relished the idea of her very own home office but found herself setting up the laptop on the dining table, just as she d done in New York, and writing late at night in her pajamas.A firm believer in the creative power of free time, Kate loves to recharge by tackling knitting projects that she can finish quickly all the better to feel that sense of accomplishment She s also a fan of taking naps, especially when she s on deadline, snuggling under a favorite green and yellow afghan knitted by her grandmother decades ago Her beloved liver and white English Springer Spaniel, Baxter, often snoozes alongside.

    2. Reading this book made me want to gouge my own eyes out with knitting needles. My throat got sore from all of the groaning I did page after page. Let me give you some examples of suckiness: All the non-white characters are described as having cafe au lait skin or mocha skin. Some of the sloppy writing and editing did turn out to be quite funny, such as when a character remembers visiting her grandmother in Scotland and they "sat by the fire wearing nothing but their socks." Since I assume granny [...]

    3. I refuse to finish this book.Narrative Issues:I read most of it, but even then I had to force myself through the first half. The whole Dividing The Book Into Chapters About Knitting To Symbolize A Metaphor For Life seemed too cliche.The entire first half of the novel is told in fits & starts as the narrator gives us every single detail of background information in every character. Scenes went along the lines of:"X walked into the kitchen. She'd always loved the kitchen and spent many years c [...]

    4. I just picked this up at the library because there was nothing else there. The reviews I've scanned give me pause, but hey, I haven't read any blatant chick-lit in quite a whilewe'll see.*****And one week later, I can say this: I hated this book. I hated the way the author used nothing but sentence fragments. To emphasize her points. Everyone thinks and speaks in four. Word. Sentences. Can you imagine reading this writing style for an entire book?Because it continues for the entire 300+ pages.Yo [...]

    5. Knitting is a Nice Device, But . . .The idea of a knitting group--a group of women gathering on a regular basis forming bonds of friendship and sharing life experiences--was the alluring premise of this book, and the reason I bought it. That's definitely what this book is. But is it a riveting story? Did I fall in love with the characters and turn pages with eager anticipation to see how the story would play out? No and no. I struggled turning pages of this book as much as I'd probably struggle [...]

    6. Wow, I really didn't like this book. I picked it up and put it down for days not getting past the first 20 pages because the style of writing was frustrating and in the beginning I really didn't like the main character. Being a knitter in NYC I wanted to like the book about the little yarn shop so I made myself keep reading.The style of writing did not improve. It was full. Of sentence fragments. Just like this. Throughout the entire book. Distracting. In addition, there were details all over th [...]

    7. This was a very moving, character driven novel. Loaded with emotion, The Friday Night Knitting Club is about women who become friends through a knitting club that was formed by accident. Walker & Daughter is a knitting store formed by single mom Georgia. With the help of her dear friend Anita, Georgia runs this NYC store with not only great knitting supplies and projects, but with some friendly guidance and advice, (not necessarily on knitting). The knitting club forms when a handful of wome [...]

    8. Oh dear. That's several hours of my life I will never get back.The plot: Georgia Walker owns a knitting-yarn store in New York City. Between her and her daughter, her employees, her friends, and some of her customers, they cobble together "The Friday Night Knitting Club" and gather at the store to stitch and bitch, as it were. And so we are offered some views into each woman's life. And just as Georgia's life starts to change for the better, tragedy strikes.Well, let me tell you, this book was a [...]

    9. I'm giving this two stars: averaging one star for the first half and three for the second half. Through the first half of the book I kept thinking, "how are they going to make a movie of this?" It was just all these separate women and their individual stories and none seemed to have anything to do with the others. They did all come together at the end, though. The first thing that really got my attention was in Darwin's story. She was talking about how she was a good girl, but she didn't want to [...]

    10. I'm sorry (why am I sorry? I guess because there's a part of me that feels guilty for completely dissing a book that someone has written. I mean, I've never written a book, so what do I know?), but this book was terrible. I'm not even sure why I finished it. I didn't even have high expectations for it--had already categorized it as chick-lit--but even still, I found every character completely stilted and unrealistic and the plot uninspired, dull, and predictable. This book will not make you want [...]

    11. I have the soft cover, not the hard cover.Oy! The best thing about this book was the cover photo. Gosh. I read this book slowly because I have very limited time for pleasure reading. I was annoyed with the overuse of the words "nosh" and "kybosh" for one thing, which grabbed my attention in the first few chapters. I decided to keep reading it because I felt that I was hyper-analyzing the book due to the slow pace with which I was getting through it. However, the other day, Persia took a three-ho [...]

    12. This was a really GREAT book! Its a story if strength, perseverance (sp), tenacity and most of all, love and how love touches and affects everything around you even when you aren't aware that it is. Is is also the story of forgiveness and the love that can come when forgiveness happens.This is the story of Georgia Walker. And of her daughter Dakota. And the knitting shop she opened when she found herself single, pregnant and alone in a city she wasn't sure she wanted to stay in. And its the stor [...]

    13. Meh I'm sorry, but that's all that it turned out to be. Just "Meh"I liked the blurb of the book and expected really nice, emotional and character driven story.The first quarter of the book was not too bad and looked like the story was going to develop and get going. But instead it went more and more downhill. Petty rivalry, boring, flat characters, nothing really exciting.I had to force myself to finish it. And "finish" is rather an exaggerated term. I flicked through the pages, trying to read, [...]

    14. If this weren't about knittingI probably wouldn't have picked this up. While the premise is entertaining, the executing left something to be desired.I found the characters to be shallow and not all that likeable, and the jumping between viewpoints to be distracting and choppy. (Maeve Binchy is a master of this art, so it can be done successfully). The overall effect was a tome that was ponderous and difficult to read. Georgia (to be blunt) gave me a pain with her stand-offishness, and I was not [...]

    15. I don't know why I keep reading this book. The reviews on the back were good, and claimed a relationship to Steel Magnolias and How To Make An American Quilt.Well, I think this is a sophomoric attempt to ride on the coattails of those great works. So many exclamation points! So much 6th grade sentence structure! Far too much parenthetical explanation of character - every time the author wants to add a new detail to a character's life/personality, she has to justify it in a parentheses. The thing [...]

    16. While I agree with Anna that this is not a great book, I did come away with two passages from the book that I really liked:When Dakota, Georgia and Cat went to Scotland to visit Gran, I liked what Gran said to Dakota:"But just so you know, that we are, each one of us--even poor Cat--held together by the invisible threads of our histories" (page 228 in the paperback)and when Darwin finally got her thesis started I enjoyed what she had written:"Knitting. Does this skill have validity for the moder [...]

    17. This book has an unexpected kind of Karmic wheel ending, but the whole books is well written and well spoken (I listened to the audio version from Audible). It starts out in a way that, I think, most of find ourselves in at some point in life: doing fine and not able to see how life could be better. In this case, our heroine's life does get better when she opens her heart and her life to other people: old and new friends. The setting is the Walker and Daughter Knitting shop in New York City. I l [...]

    18. I really, really wanted to like this book. I'm a knitter and loved the idea of a chick-lit/women's fiction novel focused around the relationships and craft that "stitch" together a knitting group. However, I couldn't have cared less about the characters in this book. They were wooden and one-dimensional, either representing a stereotype or a carefully constructed personality set up against a stereotype, almost so the author could say "Look! I'm not being stereotypical!" The writing style was dif [...]

    19. This is not the type of book I usually read. I tend to stay away from both bestsellers and chick lit. But my Mom has taken up knitting again recently and when I saw this book at the library sale shelves I thought it might be fun to give it a go and then let Mom have it. Besides, at fifty cents, the price was right!The front cover had a line that said the book was like Steel Magnolias only set in Manhattan. So I was prepared for someone to die and someone to be born and at least one quick-witted, [...]

    20. I'm reading this for book club. So far it's very, very girlly, but I kind of like it for some reason.Things wrap up a bit too easily though. I kind of wish that was the case and it's making me want to knit.LaterThat's it. This has been a TERRIBLE YEAR FOR BOOKS. I'm so mad at books. Music has been excellent and awesome, leading me to Iamamiwhoami/Jonna Lee, Poets of the Fall and lovely Apocalyptica songs. But books! Not so much.I'm so through with adult books and young adult books.I hate chick l [...]

    21. I decided to read this book because it combined knitting and New York; two of my favorite things. The characters are unlikeable, and not as unique as the author would like to think they are. The author's writing style is unimaginative and filled with cliches. I expected a lot more and was sorely disappointed.I would really like to know if the author wrote this book hoping that Julia Roberts would notice her and purchase the film rights to the screenplay. She mentions Julia Roberts. SHe knows tha [...]

    22. My mother recommended this book so I picked it up at the airport on my way home from New Years. Since I'm trying to pick the hobby of knitting back up, I thought it was appropriate. At first I wasn't a fan of the book, Jacob's writing initially choppy and unsophisticated, I almost put it down. Since I was stuck on a plane, I didn't, and I'm so glad. I quickly fell in love with the characters, suddenly they became my own little hodge-podge group of friends and I was jealous of their "Friday Night [...]

    23. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved the little nuggets of wisdom throughout, the concept of creating things to bring completeness to life and relationships, the friendship, the sisterhood. I need to go knit something now.

    24. An interesting portrayal of an assortment of women living in Manhattan and drawn together in various ways to a small, privately-owned yarn shop which seems to spontaneously spawn a Friday Night Knitting Club. Every character is unconventional. Is this because it's New York, a novel or because there are no more 'ordinary'* families left in America? One wondersThe language and situations leave something to be desired. Also, whereas previous generations of women ran into each other at the well, riv [...]

    25. post-read: so, now i'm finished. this book was basically chick-lit. i felt the story wasn't too shabby, but writing style/tone made me feel like i was reading a high schooler's creative writing assignment. SO prosaic and cliche. in another author's hands, it could have been much better. the ending, as jeni said, was surprising, and i think the author used it to separate it from its chick-lit sistren, but it didn't work. it did make me tear up a LITTLE, and i was entertained, and the characters w [...]

    26. I really enjoyed this one. Even got a little teary at the end. There is one sequence in Scotland I felt dragged but overall an entertaining read.

    27. "Now that I learned about this foreshadowing thing, I'm going to use it in all my stories!" That was the title of a story about John Grisham on the satirical news website The Onion, and I kept thinking of it as I read this book. Everything about it just seemed so amatuerish - the symbolism, the knitting metaphor, the foreshadowing, the corny, heavy-handed life lessons from wise older women, etc. And, as several people on this site pointed out, there were so many events in the book that were not [...]

    28. Wow, really surprised by the 1 and 2 star ratings and negative reviews. I for one found this book to be incredibly beautiful and I really liked the author's writing style.I know how to crochet, a little, but this book has me wanting to learn how to knit and if there was a group to join like the one in 'The Friday Night Knitting Club' I'd be there in a heartbeat. Georgia Walker is the owner of Walker and Daughter, a yarn shop, and she looks forward to her knitting group every Friday night. I love [...]

    29. The style in this book started out really rough. I had read reviews about her short sentences, and the reviews were right on. Writing style is always one thing that kills my enthusiasm for a book. But, good news, it did improve as the story developed, and I was a bit intrigued by the characters. However, the author chose to delve into the lives of too many characters, and some of it worked (Anita) and some didn't (Lucy so did the father ever find out? What did her parent's say?) As much as I di [...]

    30. A story about people who met on a Friday night, just wasn’t really interesting to me. So I basically dnfed it! But not to say, that it wouldn’t be enjoyable to other more creative people.

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