The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood
A Novel

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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.

About Ann Hood

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Ann Hood ( lives in Providence, Rhode Island. Scott Altmann ( lives in Levittown, New York.
Published January 17, 2008 by W. W. Norton & Company. 352 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Fiction

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Those who appreciate the comforting click of knitting needles will find kindred spirits in The Knitting Circle, but it’s not necessary to know the difference between casting on and casting off to enjoy this poignant novel.

Aug 07 2007 | Read Full Review of The Knitting Circle: A Novel

The book also recounts the stories of the Chinese mothers of each of these babies, for me the best part of the novel.

Sep 21 2011 | Read Full Review of The Knitting Circle: A Novel

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