Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I just finished reading NYTimes #1 Bestseller, The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs. I bet many of you have read it too. It's a light, fun read although it gets heavy in parts. This is a story of a group of women of different ages, different backgrounds, different goals, and different lifestyles who get to know each other and share their lives over the process of knitting. It wasn't initially a love of knitting. For some it was just a curiosity, some were trying to learn, and some had knitted "forever". And some just came for the cookies! However it ended up being the vehicle that intertwined their lives, both present and future.
If you enjoy "people watching" in general, and stories about women in particular, you will enjoy seeing these women grow into themselves. They become fast friends, their relationships begin to overlap, and their interdependence is front and center in the story. Family plays a big part in this novel......it is really all about family......both the one you are born into and the one you choose.
The author, Kate Jacob, has a website at http://www.fridaynightknittingclub.com/index.html. She loves connecting with her readers and will even arrange to call in to your book club if you are discussing her book. Now that is cool. There is a sequel; I think it is called Knit Two. I will get to it eventually but it will have to wait its turn.
Enjoy the read! Especially nice in winter.