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The Friday night knitting club
Kate Jacobs
Adult Fiction JACOBS

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Between running her Manhattan yarn shop, Walker & Daughter, and raising her 12-year-old biracial daughter, Dakota, Georgia Walker has plenty on her plate in Jacobs's debut novel. But when Dakota's father reappears and a former friend contacts Georgia, Georgia's orderly existence begins to unravel. Her support system is her staff and the knitting club that meets at her store every Friday night, though each person has dramas of her own brewing. Jacobs surveys the knitters' histories, and the novel's pace crawls as the novel lurches between past and present, the latter largely occupied by munching on baked goods, sipping coffee and watching the knitters size each other up. Club members' troubles don't intersect so much as build on common themes of domestic woes and betrayal. It takes a while, but when Jacobs, who worked at Redbook and Working Woman, hits her storytelling stride, poignant twists propel the plot and help the pacing find a pleasant rhythm. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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main characters Georgia Walker
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Raising her teenage daughter on her own; owns a yarn shop; runs a knitting club; daughter's father reappears in her life.
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Anita
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Georgia's mentor and best friend; in love with the neighborhood deli owner.

Petra
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Member of Georgia's knitting club; studying prelaw; designs handbags.
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Darwin
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Lucie
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Member of the knitting group; quiet; petite.

Kat
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Georgia's former friend; returns to her hometown as a rich wife; wants to reconnect with Georgia.



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