Knitting

Knitting

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by Anna Bartlett, Anne Bartlett, Beverley Dunn
     
 

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It’s been ten months since Jack died, and Sandra, a tightly wound academic, copes with her grief by immersing herself in the history of textiles. When she and Martha, a gifted knitter, meet over an unconscious body on the footpath, the unlikely threads of their lives tangle into each other. Sandra invites Martha to join her in a professional collaboration,

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It’s been ten months since Jack died, and Sandra, a tightly wound academic, copes with her grief by immersing herself in the history of textiles. When she and Martha, a gifted knitter, meet over an unconscious body on the footpath, the unlikely threads of their lives tangle into each other. Sandra invites Martha to join her in a professional collaboration, but what begins as a working relationship becomes something deeply personal. Martha seems at ease with herself, in spite of her own experience of grief. But what does she carry around in those three large bags?

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ISBN-13:
9781743171837
Publisher:
Bolinda Publishing
Publication date:
04/28/2013
Edition description:
Unabridged

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3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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This was a really, really good book. It takes 2 women from 2 entirely different lifestyles, and "knits" them together. As a knitter, I loved it. But I have also shared it with some of my non-knitter friends, who also loved it. I wish there were more books out there by Anne Bartlett. I enjoy her writing style.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What fun to read and discuss with your knitting group. We want a Martha to love and learn from.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent story of friendship and the importance of individuality as well as the beauty of knitting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bartlett provides us with real characters, a hint of mystery, and a lot of texture. Her style and story are not too 'fluffy.' I read this late one night, and don't regret missing sleep! She understands someone who explores faith without preaching to her readers. I'll pass this book to friends.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I kept wanting to enjoy this book, particularly as I have enjoyed knitting for many years, but it was the attempt to use knitting to tie the two main characters together that ultimately failed. I can't conceive of calling the relationship between Sandra and Martha a friendship. Even at the end, they had just reached the point where a friendship might begin. The knitting/fabric metaphor, meant to tie them together, seemed especially forced regarding Sandra, who has the additional problem of being an unsympathetic character. I kept reading, though, because the writing is fairly pleasant, as is Martha. Then I felt betrayed when I reached the end, which I regard as a fairy-tale-like sellout. I read constantly, and it's been a long time since I felt that a book wasted my time, but this one did. I won't be following my usual habit of picking a friend to pass it along to.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Interesting characters that as you get to know, reminds us all to give everyone a chance in this world as you don't know how they may impact your life, or you theirs for a while to come. A feel good story, heartwarming, nice read on a rainy day....