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The Friday night knitting club
Kate Jacobs
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Summary: A charming and moving novel about female friendship and the experiences that knit us together-even when we least expect it. Walker and Daughter is Georgia Walker's little yarn shop, tucked into a quiet storefront on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The Friday Night Knitting Club was started by some of Georgia's regulars, who gather once a week to work on their latest projects and to chat-and occasionally clash-over their stories of love, life, and everything in between. Georgia has her hands full, juggling the demands of running the store and raising her spunky teen daughter, Dakota, by herself. Thank goodness for Anita, her mentor and dear friend, and the rest of the members of the knitting club-who are just as varied as the skeins of yarn in the shop's bins. There's Peri, a prelaw student turned handbag designer; Darwin, a somewhat aloof feminist grad student; and Lucie, a petite, quiet woman who's harboring some secrets of her own. However, unexpected changes soon throw these women's lives into disarray, and the shop's comfortable world gets shaken up like a snow globe. James, Georgia's ex, decides that he wants to play a larger role in Dakota's life-and possibly Georgia's as well. Cat, a former friend from high school, returns to New York as a rich Park Avenue wife and uneasily renews her old bond with Georgia. Meanwhile, Anita must confront her growing (and reciprocated) feelings for Marty, the kind neighborhood deli owner. And when the unthinkable happens, they realize what they've created: not just a knitting club, but a sisterhood


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main characters Georgia Walker
Female
Single mother
Raising her teenage daughter on her own; owns a yarn shop; runs a knitting club; daughter's father reappears in her life.
Shop owner

Anita
Female
Georgia's mentor and best friend; in love with the neighborhood deli owner.

Petra
Female
Member of Georgia's knitting club; studying prelaw; designs handbags.
Law student

Darwin
Female
Feminist
Member of the knitting club.
Graduate student

Lucie
Female
Member of the knitting group; quiet; petite.

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



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