Yarn: Remembering the Way Home

Yarn: Remembering the Way Home

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by Kyoko Mori
     
 

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A memoir of crossing cultures, losing love and finding home by a New York Times Notable author in her prime. As steadily and quietly as her marriage falls apart, so Kyoko Mori's understanding of knitting deepens. From the flawed school mittens made in her native Japan, where needlework is used as a way to prepare women for marriage and silence, to the beautiful

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A memoir of crossing cultures, losing love and finding home by a New York Times Notable author in her prime. As steadily and quietly as her marriage falls apart, so Kyoko Mori's understanding of knitting deepens. From the flawed school mittens made in her native Japan, where needlework is used as a way to prepare women for marriage and silence, to the beautiful unmatched patterns of cardigans, hats and shawls made in the American Midwest, Kyoko draws the connection between knitting and the new life she tried to establish in the U.S. From the suicide of her mother to the last empty days of her marriage, Kyoko finds a way to begin again on her own terms. Interspersed with fact and history about knitting throughout, the narrative touchingly contemplates the nature of love, loss and what holds a marriage together. In the tradition of M F K Fisher's The Gastronomical Me, Joan Didion's Where I Was From and Michael Pollan's The Botany of Desire, Mori examines a specific subject to understand human nature - when to unravel, when to begin again, when to drop the stitch, and when to declare?it's finished.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934848968
Publisher:
GemmaMedia
Publication date:
11/01/2009
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Kyoko Mori is the author of two novels for young readers, "One Bird "and "Shizuko's Daughter," the latter of which was chosen as a Best Young Children's Book by "The New York Times," She has also written two memoirs for adults, "Polite Lies "and "The Dream of Water," Born in Kobe, Japan, Mori moved to the United States as a teenager. She teaches writing at Harvard University.

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