The Knitting Circle A Novel

The Knitting Circle  A Novel

"An intelligent, moving read" (Pages) and "a testament to women’s friendship and to Ann Hood’s talent" (Hilma Wolitzer).

Author: Ann Hood

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393067130

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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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 loss of her only child, Mary Baxter finds herself unable to read or write, the activities that used to be her primary source of comfort. She reluctantly joins a knitting circle as a way to fill her lonely days—not knowing it will change her life. As they teach Mary new knitting techniques, the women in the circle also reveal their own secrets of loss, love, and hope. With time, Mary is finally able to tell her own story of grief, and in so doing finds the spark of life again.
Categories: Fiction

The Knitting Circle

The Knitting Circle

Grieving over the sudden loss of her only child, Mary Baxter joins a knitting circle in Providence, Rhode Island, whose members not only teach her a variety of knitting techniques but also valuable lessons about friendship, love, and ...

Author: Ann Hood

Publisher:

ISBN: 0786294388

Category: Fiction

Page: 471

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Grieving over the sudden loss of her only child, Mary Baxter joins a knitting circle in Providence, Rhode Island, whose members not only teach her a variety of knitting techniques but also valuable lessons about friendship, love, and redemption.
Categories: Fiction

The Knitter s Life List

The Knitter s Life List

KNITTING, by Anne Bartlett. Grief, the healing power of friendship, and knitting as the bond combine in this short novel set in Australia. THE KNITTING CIRCLE, by Ann Hood. A semiautobiographical story of a group of knitters who share ...

Author: Gwen W. Steege

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781603427708

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 320

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Knit a traditional gansey sweater with indigo yarn. Tour a spinning mill. Discover five ways to cast on for socks. Meet your personal knitting hero. The Knitter’s Life List is a richly illustrated compilation of 1,001 experiences and adventures that devout knitters won’t want to miss. You’ll find classic techniques to master, time-honored patterns to try, unusual yarns to work with, museums to see, books to read, and much more. Get inspired and live the knitting life of your dreams!
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Knitting Yarns Writers on Knitting

Knitting Yarns  Writers on Knitting

This collection of essays from over twenty different authors, including Elizabeth Berg, Ann Patchett, Andre Dubus III and Sue Grafton, describes their passion for knitting, recalling their triumphs and disasters in their craft projects and ...

Author: Ann Hood

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393239492

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 294

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This collection of essays from over twenty different authors, including Elizabeth Berg, Ann Patchett, Andre Dubus III and Sue Grafton, describes their passion for knitting, recalling their triumphs and disasters in their craft projects and lives. 30,000 first printing.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Ruby

Ruby

Pregnant fifteen-year-old Ruby is looking for a safe haven for herself and her baby-to-be. Olivia takes her in, desperate to assuage her grief through human connection, even with a troubled teenager.

Author: Ann Hood

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781480466869

Category: Fiction

Page: 225

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A grieving young widow and a pregnant teenager find an uncommon friendship in a luminous, deeply moving novel After a college student speeding in a blue Honda Civic kills her husband of less than a year, Olivia is completely lost. One hot summer day, she walks into the beachfront Rhode Island cottage she and David bought the previous August—the place where they had planned to someday start a family—and finds a stranger sitting at her kitchen table. Pregnant fifteen-year-old Ruby is looking for a safe haven for herself and her baby-to-be. Olivia takes her in, desperate to assuage her grief through human connection, even with a troubled teenager. But Ruby has something else that Olivia wants. When she agrees to let Olivia adopt her unborn child, Olivia’s life begins to change in ways she never imagined. A story of love, loss, and unexpected friendship, Ruby introduces two women who help each other move on with their lives in a world where there are no easy answers.
Categories: Fiction

Knitting Yarns Writers on Knitting

Knitting Yarns  Writers on Knitting

Me, I wanted the Reading merit badge, and had read double the amount of books needed to earn it. ... Unlike my character in my novel The Knitting Circle who found a perfect, magical one, I became aknitting circle addict.

Author: Ann Hood

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393241440

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 320

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“In this lovely anthology, Sue Grafton, Barbara Kingsolver, and other authors go public with their passion for knitting.”—People magazine, four stars “The impressive collection of writers here have contributed essays that celebrate knitting and knitters. They share their knitting triumphs and disasters as well as their life triumphs and disasters. . . . These essays will break your heart. They will have you laughing out loud.”—Ann Hood, from the introduction Why does knitting occupy a place in the hearts of so many writers? What’s so magical and transformative about yarn and needles? How does knitting help us get through life-changing events and inspire joy? In Knitting Yarns, twenty-seven writers tell stories about how knitting healed, challenged, or helped them to grow. Barbara Kingsolver describes sheering a sheep for yarn. Elizabeth Berg writes about her frustration at failing to knit. Ann Patchett traces her life through her knitting, writing about the scarf that knits together the women she’s loved and lost. Knitting a Christmas gift for his blind aunt helped Andre Dubus III knit an understanding with his girlfriend. Kaylie Jones finds the woman who used knitting to help raise her in France and heals old wounds. Sue Grafton writes about her passion for knitting. Also included are five original knitting patterns created by Helen Bingham. Poignant, funny, and moving, Knitting Yarns is sure to delight knitting enthusiasts and lovers of literature alike.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Off the Beaten Page

Off the Beaten Page

The Best Trips for Lit Lovers, Book Clubs, and Girls on Getaways Terri Peterson Smith. author of the bestselling novel The Knitting Circle, which was made into a movie for HBO. In 2002, her five-year-old daughter, Grace, died suddenly ...

Author: Terri Peterson Smith

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781613744260

Category: Travel

Page: 290

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Blending literature and travel, this book offers a look at 15 U.S. destinations featured in the works of famous writers. Designed as a guide to help avid bibliophiles experience, in person, the places they've only read about, award-winning journalist Terri Peterson Smith takes readers on lively tours that include a Mark Twain inspired steamboat cruise on the Mississippi, a Devil in the White City view of Chicago in the Gilded Age, a voyage through the footsteps of the immigrants and iconoclasts of San Francisco, and a look at low country Charleston's rich literary tradition. With advice on planning stress-free group travel and lit trip tips for novices, this resource also features beyond the book experiences, such as Broadway shows, Segway tours, and kayaking, making it a one-of-a-kind reference for anyone who wants to extend the experience of a great read.
Categories: Travel

Knit with Love

Knit with Love

The Sweetgum Knit Lit Society: A Novel by Beth Pattillo The knit circle in Sweetgum is a literary group as well as a knitting group. The town librarian runs the group. Each month they read a book and complete a related knit project.

Author: Lisa Bogart

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9780800719708

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 171

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Through stories, tips, and spiritual truths this book captures the joy of knitting and inspires readers to share their beautiful creations with those around them.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Dedicated to the People of Darfur

Dedicated to the People of Darfur

Ann Hood is the author of nine books, including the novel The Knitting Circle. Her work has appeared in the Paris Review, Tin House, and O Magazine. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island. Uzodinma Iweala is the author of the novel ...

Author: Luke Reynolds

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813546186

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 238

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Life's changes. They happen every day. Some large, some small. A few are very personal. Others impact the world. Dedicated to the People of Darfur: Writings on Fear, Risk, and Hope includes original and inspiring essays that celebrate the glories gained from taking risks, breaking down barriers, and overcoming any obstacles. Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, a gallery of O.Henry award recipients, and many best-selling authors come together to share personal and compelling challenges and experiences. From contemplations on past drug use to reflections on gun control, social justice, passion and its sacrifices, and adventures such as skydiving, mountain climbing, and golfing, the topics vary greatly. This kaleidoscopic anthology is a commentary on the lives of prominent literary artists and ordinary citizens who have made simple, yet powerful choices that provoked change in one's self and for humanityùmuch the same way that Luke and Jennifer Reynolds do by building this invaluable collection for readers and the world of human rights. Not too long ago, as struggling graduate students, Luke and Jennifer Reynolds conceived this uniquely themed volume as a way to raise funds to support ending the genocide in Darfur. Some people carry signs, others make speeches, many take action. What is most special about this book is that it extends beyond words and ideas, into a tangible effort to effect change. To this end, all royalties from the sales of Dedicated to the People of Darfur:Writings on Fear, Risk, and Hope will benefit The Save Darfur Coalition, an organization that seeks to end the genocide in Darfur, Sudan.
Categories: Literary Collections

Reading Women A Book Club Guide for Women s Fiction

Reading Women  A Book Club Guide for Women s Fiction

... The Art of Keeping Secrets 69 Elin Hilderbrand, A Summer Affair: A Novel 71 Cathy Holton, Beach Trip: A Novel 73 Ann Hood, The Knitting Circle 75 Kate Jacobs, The Friday Night Knitting Club 77 Brenda Janowitz, Scot on the Rocks: How ...

Author: Nanci Milone Hill

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781591588061

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 221

View: 742

An indispensable guide for anyone who runs or participates in a book group, this title provides the structure and fun facts needed to examine the genre of women's fiction. • Each entry provides an author biography, a book summary, bibliographic material, discussion questions, and read-alike information for each book • Includes discussion questions not found elsewhere
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines