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Unravelled

Unravelled

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by Robyn Harding
     
 

When Beth Carruthers is invited to join a knitting circle, her first impulse is to hide under her bed. It's true her social life has shriveled lately-but could she really be in danger of turning into her chickflick- watching drone of a roommate, or forming an unhealthy attachment with a pet, like her friend Mel? OK, fine. Yarn: bring it on.

Turns out learning

Overview

When Beth Carruthers is invited to join a knitting circle, her first impulse is to hide under her bed. It's true her social life has shriveled lately-but could she really be in danger of turning into her chickflick- watching drone of a roommate, or forming an unhealthy attachment with a pet, like her friend Mel? OK, fine. Yarn: bring it on.

Turns out learning to knit is fun, and Beth feels an instant connection to her new companions. Over red wine and flashing needles, she can be herself. She even starts dating again. But she soon learns that her new man has a secret so shocking it could end their relationship-and worse, destroy the best group of friends she's ever had.

Editorial Reviews

Boston Globe
Harding is a skilled writer who is able to transcend and even exploit cliché.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425224625
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/02/2008
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Sarah Mylnowski
Funny and wholly engrossing. (Sarah Mylnowski, author of Me vs. Me)
Carole Matthews
Wonderful...I loved it! (Carole Matthews, author of Welcome to the Real World)
Mary Francis Moore
Unravelled never drops a stitch. An enjoyable read from beginning to end. (Mary Francis Moore, co-author of Bittergirl)

Meet the Author

Robyn Harding is novice knitter.

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Unravelled 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Holly_Snowe More than 1 year ago
If you're a fan of 'chick lit', this is definitely up your alley. It's written in a very conversational tone, funny and honest, with an ending I didn't see coming. The backdrop of the knitting circle was just icing on the cake for this novice knitter. It's a light-hearted read that will have you crying with the main character and cheering for her at the end.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Although her social life is at ground zero, freelance writer Beth Caruthers knows she did the right thing when she rid herself of her boyfriend, as he rejected any meaningful commitment beyond the bed. However, needing some outside activity and especially wanting to avoid her roommate¿s plight of having a pet as her best and only friend, Beth joins a knitting circle, a hobby she quickly enjoys.

Beth appreciates the company of her new knitting friends and even begins dating again. However, her new boyfriend¿s secrets end their relationship but also as a consequence leave Beth a pariah amidst her knitting friends. As she muses introspectively, Beth finds herself lacking and with renewed courage rejects a proposal and tries to atone for her transgressions with her friend.

Although the theme of a coming of age adult learning that relationships need more than a vacuous I do, fans will enjoy this brisk often humorous tale. When Beth¿s concept of the perfect life UNRAVELED, she could have hidden inside herself, but instead confronts what her actions cost her especially with her knitting circle friends. Her growth makes for an engaging contemporary drama.

Harriet Klausner