The Knitting Circle

By Ann Hood
(W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393330441, 346pp.)

Publication Date: January 2008

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Compact Disc, Compact Disc, Audio Cassette, MP3 CD

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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.

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  1. "Time heals all wounds." So goes an old saying. How does time affect the process of mourning as witnessed in the lives of the women in The Knitting Circle?

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