Knitting Under the Influence
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When you're in your late twenties and nothing in your life seems to be falling into place, knitting is an awfully seductive way to spend your free time. After all, as long as you're following the instructions, you can knit row after row with the knowledge that the pattern will emerge and you'll end up with just what you wanted. Life, on the other hand, doesn't come with a stitch counter, so Kathleen, Sari, and Lucy, the heroines of KNITTING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, just have to figure things out as they go along.
Their weekly Sunday knitting circle is the only thing holding them together as Kathleen is cut off financially by her family and forced to enter `the real world' for the very first time at the age of twenty-seven, Sari finds herself falling for the man who made her life a living hell in high school but who now desperately needs her help, and Lucy finds herself torn between emotion and reason when her lab and her boyfriend are assailed by an animal-rights group.
At their club meetings, they discuss the really important questions: how bad is it, really, to marry for money if you like the guy a lot anyway? Can you ever forgive someone for something truly atrocious that they've done? Is it better to be unhappily coupled than happily alone? And the little ones: Can you wear a bra with a hand-knit tube top? Is it ever acceptable to knit something for a boyfriend? And why do your stitches become lopsided after your second martini?
In Claire LaZebnik's hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking novel, Sari, Lucy, and Kathleen's lives intersect, overlap, unravel, and come back together-the result is an utterly satisfying read.
From Publishers Weekly
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Great story; horrible typos
I love the characters and the story itself, but it seriously needs to be edited. I don't know if something went wrong while switching formats and no one noticed or what happened. Seeing all the mistakes about drove me crazy. I hope it gets fixed and updated though. I wouldn't mind keeping this book around.
Knitting under the influence
In my girls club we make greeting cards while we talk. The sisterhood that women feel for each other is a truly strong bond. This book underlines that. In good times and not so good times, the girls are always there for each other. A heartwarming and affirming story that reminds us to give thanks for our girlfriend relationships!
Cute, light read
Definitely a predictable story with just ok characters, but enjoyable for a beach read or something light. I felt like the writer was trying to sound a little too much like Sex and the City. The ebook version is full of typos! Someone should fix that.
- Category: Fiction & Literature
- Published: Nov 15, 2008
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
- Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
- Print Length: 416 Pages
- Language: English