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Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting

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Knitting: it's not just for Madame Defarge. Authors as varied as Andre DuBus III, Sue Grafton, and Ann Patchett share essays on the passion and magic of knitting. Put those needles down, grab a cuppa, and settle in for an inspiring read.
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Why does knitting occupy a place in the hearts of so many writers? What is so magical and transformative about yarn and needles? How does knitting help us get through life-changing events and inspire joy? In Knitting Yarns, Ann Hood has collected original essays by twenty-seven writers including Anita Shreve, Elizabeth Berg, Ann Patchett, and Barbara Kingsolver. Knitting Yarns tells stories about how knitting healed, challenged, or helped these writers to grow. Andre Dubus III tells how knitting a Christmas gift for his blind aunt helped him knit an understanding with his girlfriend. Kaylie Jones finds the woman who cared for her as a child by using knitting to heal old wounds. Sue Grafton writes about her passion for knitting. And knitting goddess Helen Bingham has created five original patterns for the anthology.

Poignant, funny, and moving, Knitting Yarns is sure to delight knitting enthusiasts and lovers of literature alike.

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"Poignant, funny, and moving, Knitting Yarns is sure to delight knitting enthusiasts and lovers of literature alike." Bookreporter

Synopsis:

A collection of poignant essays about the transformative power of knitting by twenty-seven extraordinary writers.

About the Author

Ann Hood is the best-selling author of The Red Thread, Comfort, and The Knitting Circle, among other works. She has been the recipient of a Best American Spiritual Writing Award, the Paul Bowles Prize for Short Fiction, and two Pushcart Prizes. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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ashraf, December 16, 2013 (view all comments by ashraf)
Amazing. I don't knit but can feel my fingers following the stitches. Very good collection from various authors.
My mother would have loved this book! I can see her fingers flying as I read the pages. I remember her knitting her granddaughter Fair Isle pieces. She's start with a purchased piece and knit the pattern to match.
I read Barbara Kingsolver's Where to Begin three times. Her linguistic talent builds up and follows the rhythm of the knitters' needles.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393239492
Subtitle:
Writers on Knitting
Author:
Hood, Ann
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20131131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
20.96 x 13.97 mm

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Knitting: it's not just for Madame Defarge. Authors as varied as Andre DuBus III, Sue Grafton, and Ann Patchett share essays on the passion and magic of knitting. Put those needles down, grab a cuppa, and settle in for an inspiring read.

"Review" by , "Poignant, funny, and moving, Knitting Yarns is sure to delight knitting enthusiasts and lovers of literature alike."
"Synopsis" by , A collection of poignant essays about the transformative power of knitting by twenty-seven extraordinary writers.
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