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The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood
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Jul 01, 2008

it was ok
Recommended for: anyone who doesn't mind fluffy chick lit, or depressing stories
Read in June, 2008

This book is about a woman who joins a knitting circle to help overcome the grief of the child she's lost. It's clear through the writing that the author understands what the main character goes through on an emotional level dealing with her loss - that aspect comes across as very authentic. However, I thought the overall plot was very contrived. You have these women (and a man), most of whom have lost a child, or had some major grief-inducing event, they all have these very extraordinary tales, and they all end up in the same Rhode Island town in the same knitting group, and they all tell the main character Mary their stories? I couldn't suspend my disbelief enough for that. It's just way too convenient.

It's too bad really. I had higher expectations for this book.
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