The Knitting Circle

The Knitting Circle

By Ann Hood

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393330441, 346pp.

Publication Date: January 2008

After the sudden loss of her only child, Mary Baxter joins a knitting circle in Providence, Rhode Island, as a way to fill the empty hours and lonely days. The women welcome her, each teaching Mary a new knitting technique and, as they do, revealing their own personal stories of loss, love, and hope. Eventually Mary is able to tell her own story of grief and in so doing reclaims her love for her husband, faces the hard truths about her relationship with her mother, and finds the spark of life again.

About the Author
Ann Hood is the editor of Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting and the best-selling author of The Knitting Circle, The Red Thread, Comfort, and, most recently, An Italian Wife, among other works. She is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, a Best American Spiritual Writing Award, a Best American Food Writing Award, a Best American Travel Writing Award, and the Paul Bowles Prize for Short Fiction. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.