Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Outside of a Dog, #11

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx.

Knitting has recently enjoyed a rebirth in popularity. If you experience the urge to put down your knitting needles and read, here are several recent books feature knitting in their theme.

The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs – A single mom runs a Manhattan yarn shop while raising her 12 year old daughter. When the child’s father comes back into their lives, complications follow.

Fic Jacobs – WCV WAM

The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood – While mourning the death of her young daughter a woman takes her mother’s suggestion and joins a knitting group.

Fic Hood – TPL SHL

Knitting: A Novel by Ann Bartlett –A self-involved woman learns the value of friendship. A rather literary read dealing with a variety of emotions.

Fic Bartlett ROG ROK SHL TPL

The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber – A woman opens a knitting shop and the various customers provide the cast of characters. This is the first novel in what has turned out to be a popular series. A Good Yarn and Back on Blossom Street have followed.

Fic Macomber WCV WMB WDB

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