Author: Kate Jacobs

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101128817

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5883

The New York Times bestselling sensation that's "Steel Magnolias set in Manhattan" (USA Today)-now in paperback. Juggling the demands of her yarn shop and single-handedly raising a teenage daughter has made Georgia Walker grateful for her Friday Night Knitting Club. Her friends are happy to escape their lives too, even for just a few hours. But when Georgia's ex suddenly reappears, demanding a role in their daughter's life, her whole world is shattered. Luckily, Georgia's friends are there, 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: it's a sisterhood.
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Author: Kate Jacobs

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780425219096

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

View: 7207

Gathering for their weekly knitting club at a small yarn shop on Manhattan's upper west side, a group of friends shares such challenges as raising children, navigating the ups and downs of their education and careers, and pursuing uncertain relationships. Reprint.
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Author: Kate Jacobs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848944020

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 4621

Casting on . . . It starts almost by accident: the women who buy their knitting needles and wool from Georgia's store linger for advice, for a coffee, for a chat and before they know it, every Friday night is knitting night. Finding a pattern . . . And as the needles clack, and the garments grow, the conversation moves on from patterns and yarn to life, love and everything. These women are of different ages, from different backgrounds and facing different problems, but they are drawn together by threads of affection that prove as durable as the sweaters they knit. The Friday Night Knitting Club - don't you want to join?
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Author: Kate Jacobs

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399155833

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4314

Five years after the death of her mother, Dakota is running their knitting store part time with the help of members of the "Friday Night Knitting Club," each of who is seeking solace in their friendship from their own challenges in life.
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Author: Kate Jacobs

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101151051

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1475

The ladies of the #1 New York Times bestselling Friday Night Knitting Club return in a moving, laugh-out-loud celebration of special times with friends and family… Whipping up chocolate-orange scones at pastry school is Dakota Walker’s passion, but she’ll never give up the Friday Night Knitting Club at Walker and Daughter, the coziest yarn shop in Manhattan. The club is also a haven for Peri, Darwin, Lucie, K.C., Anita, and Catherine—Dakota’s dearest friends, big sisters, and sometimes surrogate mothers. With the holidays just around the corner, the women have reason to celebrate: There’s a special wedding planned for New Year’s Day. And in the meantime, Dakota is finishing a sweater her mother started before she was born. As she takes on her mother’s pattern, she learns that there was much more history in these stitches than she had anticipated, and to build on her mother’s legacy, Dakota must become the woman she truly desires to be. READERS GUIDE INSIDE
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Author: Kate Jacobs

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons

ISBN: 0425269965

Category: Fiction

Page: 373

View: 8443

Tiring of playing the hostess as her fiftieth birthday approaches, celebrity chef Augusta Simpson endeavors to distance herself from her overly dependent loved ones and receives assistance from handsome fellow chef Oliver in her efforts to launch an on-air cooking class. By the author of The Friday Night Knitting Club.
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Author: Kate Jacobs

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 9780425271896

Category: Fiction

Page: 389

View: 3428

Casting on! It starts almost by accident: the women who buy their knitting needles and wool from Georgia's store linger for advice, for a coffee, for a chat and before they know it, every Friday night is knitting night. Finding a pattern! And as the needles clack, and the garments grow, the conversation moves on from patterns and yarn to life, love and everything. These women are of different ages, from different backgrounds and facing different problems, but they are drawn together by threads of affection that prove as durable as the sweaters they knit. The Friday Night Knitting Club - don't you want to join?
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Author: Gil McNeil

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401396348

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3076

For every woman who has ever dreamed of starting over, or being a better mother, or just knitting a really nice scarf . . . When her husband dies in a car crash--not long after announcing he wants a divorce--Jo Mackenzie packs up her two rowdy boys and moves from London to a dilapidated villa in her seaside hometown. There, she takes over her beloved Gran's knitting shop--a quaint but out-of-date store in desperate need of a facelift. After a rough beginning, Jo soon finds comfort in a "Stitch and Bitch" group; a collection of quirky, lively women who share their stories, and their addiction to cake, with warmth and humor. As Jo starts to get the hang of single-parent life in a small town, she relies on her knitting group for support. The women meet every week at the shop on Beach Street and trade gossip and advice as freely as they do a new stitch. But when a new man enters Jo's life, and an A-list actress moves into the local mansion, the knitting club has even more trouble confining the conversation to knit one, purl two. The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club is an uplifting, winning tale about the healing power of friendship and new beginnings. It's a charming novel that will delight all passionate knitters--and win over befuddled, would-be knitters, too.
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Author: Mia March

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 145165541X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2897

In the bestselling tradition of The Friday Night Knitting Club and The Jane Austen Book Club, three women find unexpected answers, happiness, and one another, with Meryl Streep movies as their inspiration. Two sisters and the cousin they grew up with after a tragedy are summoned home to their family matriarch’s inn on the coast of Maine for a shocking announcement. Suddenly, Isabel, June, and Kat are sharing the attic bedroom—and barely speaking. But when innkeeper Lolly asks them to join her and the guests in the parlor for weekly Movie Night—it’s Meryl Streep month—they find themselves sharing secrets, talking long into the night . . . and questioning everything they thought they knew about life, love, and one another. Each woman sees her complicated life reflected through the magic of cinema: Isabel’s husband is having an affair, and an old pact may keep her from what she wants most . . . June has promised her seven-year-old son that she will somehow find his father, who he’s never known . . . and Kat is ambivalent about accepting her lifelong best friend’s marriage proposal. Through everything, Lolly has always been there for them, and now Isabel, June, Kat—and Meryl—must be there for her. Finding themselves. Finding each other. Finding a happy ending.
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Author: Kristin Hannah

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429991216

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1304

True Colors is New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah's most provocative, compelling, and heart-wrenching story yet. With the luminous writing and unforgettable characters that are her trademarks, she tells the story of three sisters whose once-solid world is broken apart by jealousy, betrayal, and the kind of passion that rarely comes along. The Grey sisters have always been close. After their mother's death, the girls banded together, becoming best friends. Their stern, disapproving father cares less about his children than about his reputation. To Henry Grey, appearances are everything, and years later, he still demands that his daughters reflect his standing in the community. Winona, the oldest, needs her father's approval most of all. An overweight bookworm who never felt at home on the sprawling horse ranch that has been in her family for three generations, she knows that she doesn't have the qualities her father values. But as the best lawyer in town, she's determined to someday find a way to prove her worth to him. Aurora, the middle sister, is the family peacemaker. She brokers every dispute and tries to keep them all happy, even as she hides her own secret pain. Vivi Ann is the undisputed star of the family. A stunningly beautiful dreamer with a heart as big as the ocean in front of her house, she is adored by all who know her. Everything comes easily for Vivi Ann, until a stranger comes to town. . . . In a matter of moments, everything will change. The Grey sisters will be pitted against one another in ways that none could have imagined. Loyalties will be tested and secrets revealed, and a terrible, shocking crime will shatter both their family and their beloved town. With breathtaking pace and penetrating emotional insight, True Colors is an unforgettable novel about sisters, rivalry, forgiveness, redemption---and ultimately, what it means to be a family.
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A Heartwarming Collection of Stories, Patterns, and Recipes

Author: Michelle Edwards

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453220755

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 8645

A Knitter’s Home Companion is an illustrated collection of stories, patterns, and recipes from beloved knitter and essayist Michelle Edwards. This heartwarming title will appeal to knitters interested in not only stitches, yarn, and patterns, but also in the lives of other knitters, the lessons that can be learned from their craft, the ways knitting helps knitters cope during difficult times, and the role of knitting in family life. “Let [this book] keep you company when you need another knitter’s voice beside you,” Edwards writes in her introduction. Like a good friend, A Knitter’s Home Companion will inspire readers to laugh, cry, remember, be thoughtful, cook, and, of course, pick up their needles—sometimes to soothe, sometimes to celebrate, and sometimes to just pass the time. Divided into four chapters—Motherhood, Home, Community, and Legacy—stories range from “But She Doesn’t Have Any Underpants,” about the challenges of knitting for family to “Home Ec Workshop and the Mystery of the Indian Slipper,” about finding community at a local yarn shop. Projects range from mittens and socks to a baby blanket and afghan.
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Knitting My Way through Love, Loss, and Laughter

Author: Rachael Herron

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452109974

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 8419

In these 20 heartfelt essays, Rachael Herron celebrated romance novelist by day, 911 dispatcher by night, and founder of the hugely popular blog Yarnagogo.com shows how when life unravels there s always a way to knit it back together again, many times into something even better. Honest, funny, and full of warmth, Herron s tales, each inspired by something she knit or something knit for her, will speak to anyone who has ever picked up a pair of needles. From her very first sweater (a hilarious disaster, to say the least) to the yellow afghan that caused a breakup (and, ultimately, a breakthrough), every piece has a moving story behind it. This beautifully crafted and candid collection is perfect for the knitter who loves to read and the reader who loves to knit.
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A Beach Street Knitting Society Novel

Author: Gil McNeil

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401342817

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 9674

Knit one . . . It's been a busy few years since Jo Mackenzie lost her husband. Life has brought adventure, surprises, unexpected pleasures, and, of course, lots of knitting. Jo's seaside yarn shop, with a brand new café, has taken off, keeping her busier than ever. And being a single mum to two boys and headstrong toddler Pearl is just as exhausting and enchanting as she thought it would be. On top of all that, celebrity diva Grace has a secret; Jo's firecracker best friend Ellen is launching a new television series; and lovable but hapless Martin continues his oft misguided attempts to woo Jo. Just when Jo thinks she has about all she can handle, Daniel, Pearl's globe-trotting dad, turns up out of the blue . . . Purl one . . . But with a little help from her friends, and her beloved Gran, Jo is building a new life for herself by the sea, stitch by stitch. Warm and witty, Knit One Pearl One will delight new readers to the Beach Street series and give the legions of existing fans a chance to visit the British seaside again, without having to worry about the weather.
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Author: Scott Smith

Publisher: Vintage Books USA

ISBN: 030727828X

Category: Fiction

Page: 509

View: 7593

In Cancun, Mexico, for a peaceful vacation, a group of tourists sets off in search of one of their group who disappeared during an excursion to some nearby Mayan ruins, only to come face to face with an insidious evil that threatens their very lives. By the author of A Simple Plan. Reprint.
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Author: Jayne Ann Krentz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780515138306

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8439

In the sequel to Light in Shadow, Zoe, an interior designer with an uncanny talent for sensing the past secrets of a house, and her new husband, private investigator Ethan Truax, confront new problems when a shadowy figure from Zoe's past appears in Whispering Springs. Reprint.
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Author: Ann Hood

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393067132

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3002

“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.
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A Novel

Author: Gil McNeil

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401395880

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 7655

The warm and witty sequel to The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club Slip one . . . Two weddings and a year after her husband's funeral, Jo Mackenzie is finally starting to get the hang of being a single parent. The boys are thriving, the yarn shop is doing well--thanks to Jo's improvements--and she's just about keeping her head above water. Knit two together . . . But a man from Jo's past and a new romance with the hunky local carpenter come along and make life a whole lot more interesting. Cast off . . . Can Jo cope when things get really complicated? Because if knitting really does keep you sane when life starts to unravel, Jo's going to need much bigger needles.
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Author: Robert L. Conley

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781491005972

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 6747

Four regular guys are trying to do the right thing because they have no choice. They're not born heroes. In this action thriller Conley takes you to a special world; the world of in between. Because love can be so strong that death can't take it away and there are times when it stays so close you can feel it; like a hot breath of air or a cool breeze in an elevator. Conley takes you on an adventure that moves ever so slightly beyond, creating a love story in the midst of chaos and produces one of his most memorable characters, Steffan Von De Cruz.
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Author: William Landay

Publisher: Dell Publishing Company

ISBN: 044024613X

Category: Fiction

Page: 476

View: 1379

Assistant district attorney Andy Barber finds his marriage and the rest of his life falling apart as he ties to defend his 14-year-old son, who is accused of murdering a fellow student. Reprint. 600,000 first printing.
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Author: Kate Long

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847377564

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 6514

A riveting novel from the number one bestselling author of The Bad Mother's Handbook Carol married young - to philandering Phil - and became a mother young - to highly-strung Jaz. Carol put up with Phil's infidelities: suffer in silence and keep the family together was her mantra. Not so Jaz. The moment she discovers her own husband Ian's errant ways - with a woman he barely knew - she throws him out of the house, changes the locks and bans him from seeing their toddler son Matty. In so many ways independent and strong, where her daughter is concerned Carol is a coward. When Jaz finds out that her mother has enlisted the support of Ian's father David to try to get her back together with Ian, Jaz is beyond furious and disappears with Matty. With a deft lightness of touch - and a dash of unexpected romance - Kate Long takes us into the heart of this mixed-up but utterly recognisable family who fight for what they believe in, even if it puts the closest members on opposing sides.
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