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by Ann Hood

  • Author: Ann Hood
  • ISBN: 0393059014
  • ISBN13: 978-0393059014
  • ePub: 1401 kb | FB2: 1906 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: United States
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton; 1st edition (January 22, 2007)
  • Pages: 384
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 910
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The Knitting Circle: A Novel ePub download

Ann Hood is the author of eight previous books, including the best-selling memoir Comfort: A Journey Through Grief and best-selling novels The Book That Matters Most and The Knitting Circle.

Ann Hood is the author of eight previous books, including the best-selling memoir Comfort: A Journey Through Grief and best-selling novels The Book That Matters Most and The Knitting Circle. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island. Start reading The Knitting Circle: A Novel on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Ann Hood lost her own young daughter to a rare form of strep, and in this novel, she .

Ann Hood lost her own young daughter to a rare form of strep, and in this novel, she reveals the searing pain, the upheaval, and the loss of self that accompany such a heartbreaking event. Critics applauded Hood's intense, unbearably sincere portrayal of grief.

More praise for Ann Hood and The Knitting Circle One can only admire Hood for the effort she takes in this book . Beth Schwartzapfel, Providence Journal. Writer Ann Hood has written seven previous novels, and it shows in her strong writing and Mary’s precisely rendered mourning.

More praise for Ann Hood and The Knitting Circle One can only admire Hood for the effort she takes in this book to describe an insupportable grie. .The lesson-that being. Yvonne Zipp, Christian Science Monitor. The strength of the novel is in the painfully realistic portrayal of the stages of mourning, and though there’s a lot of knittin. he terminology’s simple enough for non-knitters to follow and doesn’t distract from the quick pace of the narrative.

Ann Hood asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work. This novel is entirely a work of fiction. The names, characters and incidents portrayed in it are the work of the author’s imagination

Ann Hood asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work. The names, characters and incidents portrayed in it are the work of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or localities is entirely coincidental.

The Knitting Circle book. The Knitting Circle is a l novel by Ann Hood. She starts the book with a prologue that applies both to her own life and to a character in the book. Daughter, I have a story to tell you.

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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. Books related to The Knitting Circle: A Novel.

22 January ·. Ann Hood's novel THE KNITTING CIRCLE. And, not only can I appreciate the power of knitting, but I admire the skill and most definitely the end result. I’m not a knitter but I know several whom I adore.

While born and raised Roman Catholic, Suzanne Shea invites us to accompany her on a yearlong pilgrimage of weekly services in non-Catholic Christian churches. Ann Hood, author of The Knitting Circle: A Novel. As I did so, I found myself taken on an extraordinarily delightful and insightful spiritual journey that helped me see the face of religion in America more clearly; love the diverse faces of believers and non-believers more dearly; and follow the Holy Spirit she found everywhere more nearly. 'Imagine visiting a different Christian church each Sunday morning for a year-anywhere in the United States!

Ann Hood was born on December 9, 1956, in West Warwick, . She attended the University of Rhode Island and New York University.

Ann Hood was born on December 9, 1956, in West Warwick, . For several years, she worked as a flight attendant before pursuing her dream of becoming a writer. Ann Hood had a dream of writing ever since her first "novel" at the age of 11.

Narrated by Hillary Huber

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

In the spirit of How to Make an American Quilt and The Joy Luck Club, a novel about friendship and redemption.After the sudden loss of her only child, Stella, Mary Baxter joins a knitting circle in Providence, Rhode Island, as a way to fill the empty hours and lonely days, not knowing that it 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, 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. By an "engrossing storyteller," this new novel once again "works its magic" (Sue Monk Kidd).
iSlate
I started knitting when I came home from spending two months in the hospital. My mother taught me because she thought it would help me get better. And it did.

From personal experience, I know the affect knitting has on a person's mind and soul. I don't remember the last time I read a book that was this relatable or even just made a work of fiction feel real, raw, and honest.

I loved every page of this book. I cried through a lot of it. But even then I could not put this book down.

I recommend this book to any and all knitters or crocheters, and also to anyone who is grieving or having a rough time.
Shan
The Knitting Circle is the first book I have read by Ann Hood and I will certainly look for other books by her.
I really enjoyed the book, which is based on Ann Hoods own story of the loss of her child and the group of women she befriends at the knitting circle in an attempt to save her life. Each woman has their own story of loss and survival and this provides the inspirational factor in an otherwise sad story.
The story IS sad but it is also uplifting so don't be put off by the blurb. The characters are well defined and the story is well paced so one is never "bogged down" at any time.
I too have lost a child and there is nothing to prepare you for the inexpressible, unfathomable and soul destroying grief, and you DO look for ANYTHING to take away the pain. You do also become quite selfish in your grief and feel at times that no one could possibly suffer as you are and it is the best medicine to hear other peoples tales of loss and the manner in which they coped. To me the knitting circle women were very real and the story of the loss of a child spot on. Some of the reviews were quite caustic which surprised me with such a good book but perhaps one has to experience this horror to understand.
I will recommend this book which must have taken an enormous amount of courage to write.
Banal
This book is a MUST read. It was a page turner for me and I couldn't put it down. Because of the author's loss of her own child I found this book to be SO realistic. I hardly ever cry when reading books, this one touched me to the core. I think Ann Hood may be my new favorite writer. I've already ordered two other books by her and plan on buying all of them. Do yourself a favor and read this book, it is amazing.
Mopimicr
What would you do if your five year old daughter, your only child, suddenly dies from meningitis? Would you be able to pick up the pieces of your life, after your whole world has come crashing down? Would you ever be able to have joy, happiness and love again? These are the questions that Mary Baxter had to deal with in The Knitting Circle.

Mary and Dylan Baxter were living the good life, each was successful in their professions, she was a reviewer for a local newspaper and he was an attorney. They had a happy home life that included their cherished only child, five year old Stella. Their happy little world came crashing down with the sudden death of Stella to meningitis. As they struggled with the the pain of their loss and the grieving process, their marriage starts to crumble as Mary sinks into a deep depression, unwilling and unable to allow anyone, including Dylan, to help her move on with her life. Paralyzed by her grief, Mary is unable to work, socialize, or perform normal daily activities. Upon the constant unwanted urging of her estranged mother, Mary joins a local knitting circle, even though she doesn't know how to knit. Mary is warmly welcomed into the Wednesday night knitting circle by Alice, owner of Big Alice's Sit and Knit, and the rest of the members: Scarlet, Lulu, Ellen, Beth and Harriet. At first, Mary is reluctant to share her story with the other ladies, but as each teaches her new knitting techniques, they also share their own personal stories of love, loss, hope and recovery ... for everyone has secrets and a story to tell. Through their mutual love of knitting and comforting companionship, the ladies of the knitting circle form a strong bond of friendship that helps Mary to heal and start living her life again.

The Knitting Circle is a beautifully written and poignant story that pulled at my heartstrings. The author weaves a deeply moving and emotional story about the trauma of loss, the stages of grief, and how through a strong bond of friendship through knitting one stitch at a time, people can recover and learn to live a happy life again. This is a painfully realistic portrayal of the grieving process that every person will experience at some time in their life, but mixed with the interesting concept of learning how to knit, one can find the soothing and comforting peace to help their wounded heart and spirit heal.

This story is semi-autobiographical that mirrors the author's own personal tragic loss of her young daughter to a rare form of strep, and while grieving she learned to knit.

RATING: 5 STARS *****

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Dilkree
I must admit the title is a turn off. It almost sounds as if this book is for and about a bunch of old ladies sitting around in a circle, knitting and leading very boring lives. Such is not the case! This novel is very contemporary and very emotional!

Amy Hood is an author extraordinaire! She very eloquently and seamlessly spins the yarn throughout this exceptional book! The author's main character, Mary Baxter looses her daughter. To heal she joins a knitting circle and while there, she encounters a cast of characters each, with their own 'story' to tell. By revealing their individual stories, one by one, to Mary, she is able to heal, albeit a long process.

While reading the book, having a box of tissues nearby would be helpful. I don't want to ruin the book for you by giving away too many details but when you finish it do read the acknowledgements and go on to Ann Hood's website... [...]

Blood, sweat and tears were poured into this book by Ann Hood and the end result was magnificent! Unfortunately, she wrote it all to well from a real life experience of her own. ...more tissues!

A definite MUST READ and my heartfelt kudos to Ann Hood!
Morlurne
Wonderful believable characters. I like how each of their stories unfolded. I also enjoyed how knitting was used to illustrate the women's various issues.
Dreladred
I really enjoyed book. It started off slow, and thought some of the dialog between characters was long winded and unrealistic but the content and story line was very effective and heartfelt.
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