Knitting: A Novel

Knitting: A Novel

by Anne Bartlett
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Knitting: A Novel by Anne Bartlett

In Anne Bartlett’s engaging novel, a chance meeting sparks a friendship between two very different women who share a fascination with knitting. Sandra, a rigid academic, struggles to navigate the world without her husband, whom she has recently lost to cancer. Martha—a self-taught textile artist with her own secret store of grief—spends her days knitting elaborate projects charged with personal meaning. As the two women collaborate on a new project, surprising events will help heal them both.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547527055
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 08/09/2006
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 190,413
File size: 330 KB

About the Author

Anne Bartlett spent her childhood in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia. While raising her four children, now grown, she worked as an editor, a ghostwriter, and a feature writer as well as knitting original creations for clothing designers. She is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide, where she graduated with a Ph.D. in creative writing. She lives with her husband, who has been a pastor for more than thirty years (a background she has drawn on for this book), in South Australia.

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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....