Saturday, February 7, 2009

Review: The Friday Night Knitting Club

The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacob's was our Book Caucus' first selection to read together.

Georgia Walker is the single mother of Dakota who opened Walker and Daughter, a knitting shop, to help support them. Walker and Daughter becomes the setting that gathers a very eclectic group of women together week after week to share the many challenges and celebrations in life. The characters create the true story, from Anita, the spunky widower who encouraged Georgia to sell her knitting and eventually open the yarn shop, to James the father who left many years ago but is back to make amends, to Kat the best friend who over time drifted away from the friendship and herself, to Dakota a determined child who is on the brink of adulthood and the cast of many other women who cross the Walker and Daughter doorstep.

Kate Jacobs has created a cast of characters who are endearing and while they have their own personal crises, help Georgina find a way through hers. The Friday Night Knitting Club is a nice read that reinforces that everyone comes into our lives for a purpose. While I enjoyed the story, I found that I longed for the characters to be more developed. There were so many people with great stories that I wanted to know more about them.

As our first book club selection The Friday Night Knitting Club garnered some discussion, but many of us wanted more character development. I would like to read the next one to see what happens to Dakota, Anita, James and Kat.




3 comments:

Fiona Robyn said...

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Best wishes

Hector Macdonald
Editor, Book Drum

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