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