Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Friday Night Knitting Club

The Friday Night Knitting Club explores how an art can bring generations together. It tells the stories of the women of the Friday Night Knitting Club and the woman who runs it, Georgia Walker. Georgia is a single mom with a twelve year old daughter, Dakota. Georgia hadn't had any problems with Dakota until Dakota's father, James, shows up wanting to be part of his daughter's life.
Georgia runs a yarn shop called Walker and Daughter, which is where the knitting club takes place. The club is made up of a cast of colorful characters. Anita, a seventy something year old who has made Georgia and Dakota her surrogate daughter and granddaughter. Perri, a student who works part time at the shop. Darwin, a grad student in women's studies, with almost no people skills. And many other characters which you will have fallen in love with by the end.
This story is one of the most moving pieces I have read in a while, and I wish Walker and Daughter were real. I highly recommend you pick up a copy and read it as soon as possible!