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Friday Nights Develop Friendship and Family at the Friday Night Knitting Club… by lipstickblogger
December 14, 2008, 2:14 pm
Filed under: Lipstick Blogger

It has been a while since my last post and honestly, there are two reasons for this…first, is the holiday season is just so, so busy! The second reason is this book was good, but lacked the “oomph” that kept me up reading into the wee hours of the night.

lipstick The book I am referring to is, “The Friday Night Knitting Club” by Kate Jacobs. The main character, Georgia Walker owns a small, New York knitting shop in Manhattan. Georgia is the single mother of twelve year-old Dakota, a bi-racial daughter who Dakota has raised almost completely on her own since she was born. Georgia’s knitting shop is also run by her long-time friend, Anita. A lively widow in her seventies, Anita is like a second mom to Georgia and like a grandmother to Dakota. With the help of Anita, Georgia creates the Friday Night Knitting Club. This becomes a place where women come together to knit and becomes a place where unlikely friends become confidants and a sisterhood develops. There is Lucie, 42, a television producer who is about to become a mother for the first time – without a man in her life. Darwin Chiu, a feminist grad student who believes knitting is outdated, but is drawn to the club as her young marriage begins to unravel. KC, a tough and driven career woman who finds her career has stalled unexpectedly and Peri who works at Walker and Daughter by day and designs handbags at night. 

The story of Georgia and the Friday Night Knitting Club has a shocking conclusion as tragedy is faced by one of the club members. The women of the Friday Night Knitting club come together as a family and help support one another through their harsh ordeal.

This book had me taking stock in my own life – of what matters most and more importantly who matters most to me. I am eternally grateful for the family and friends that I have and love celebrating the holiday season with all of them.  This is without question, my favorite time of year. From eating endless amounts of comfort foods, spending time with loved ones and celebrating holiday traditions. I hope that you all have a wonderful holiday season and an amazing 2009!

All the best,
Lipstick Blogger

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well this book looks like it would be a grabber so i think i will give it a shot thanks.

Comment by jullianna day

Hi — I work for Borders. If you want to discuss The Friday Night Knitting Club in a book club type setting with others, consider going to Borders April 23, 2009 at 7 p.m. Store staff will lead readers in an intelligent discussion of the book and there will be delicious snacks and beverages, too.

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