The Knitting Circle : A Novel

Ann Hood

Hillary Huber (Narrator)

01-01-06

9hrs 52min

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Unabridged

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Fiction

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01-01-06

9hrs 52min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction

Description

“Brilliant and brave and extraordinary.”  Caroline Leavitt, author of Girls in Trouble

In the spirit of How to Make an American Quilt and The Joy Luck Club comes this novel about friendship and redemption.

After the sudden loss of Stella, her only child, Mary Baxter joins a knitting circle in Providence, Rhode Island. Seeking a way to fill the empty hours and lonely days, she little realizes that the circle will change her life.

Alice, Scarlet, Lulu, Beth, Harriet, and Ellen welcome Mary into their circle despite her reluctance to open her heart to them. Each woman teaches Mary a new knitting technique, and, as they do, they reveal to her their own personal stories of loss, love, and hope. Eventually, through the hours they spend knitting and talking together, Mary is finally able to tell her own story of grief. In doing so, she reclaims her love for her husband, faces the hard truths about her relationship with her mother, and finds the spark of life again.

Praise

“Brilliant and brave and extraordinary.”  Caroline Leavitt, author of Girls in Trouble

“The strength of the writing is in the painfully realistic portrayal of the stages of mourning.” Publishers Weekly

“Hillary Huber is a capable reader whose strength lies in her phrasing and her use of a well-timed pause…The novel is fraught with metaphors that liken knitting to life, and those comparisons neatly parallel each circle member’s history.” AudioFile

“The narration by Huber is soothing in itself and well suited to the story.” Kliatt

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Language English
Release Day Dec 31, 2005
Release Date January 1, 2006
Release Date Machine 1136073600
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Literature & Fiction, Women's Fiction
Author Bio
Ann Hood

Ann Hood is the author of more than a dozen books, including the bestselling novels The Book That Matters Most and The Knitting Circle, and three memoirs.

Narrator Bio
Hillary Huber

Hillary Huber, a Los Angeles–based voice talent with hundreds of commercials and promos under her belt, was bitten by the audiobook bug in 2005. She now records books on a regular basis and has been nominated for several Audie Awards and won numerous Earphones Awards.

Overview

In the spirit of How to Make an American Quilt and The Joy Luck Club comes this novel about friendship and redemption.

After the sudden loss of Stella, her only child, Mary Baxter joins a knitting circle in Providence, Rhode Island. Seeking a way to fill the empty hours and lonely days, she little realizes that the circle will change her life.

Alice, Scarlet, Lulu, Beth, Harriet, and Ellen welcome Mary into their circle despite her reluctance to open her heart to them. Each woman teaches Mary a new knitting technique, and, as they do, they reveal to her their own personal stories of loss, love, and hope. Eventually, through the hours they spend knitting and talking together, Mary is finally able to tell her own story of grief. In doing so, she reclaims her love for her husband, faces the hard truths about her relationship with her mother, and finds the spark of life again.

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