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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (584 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Bartlett Narrator: Beverley Dunn Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2006 ISBN:
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It's been 10 months since Jack died, and Sandra, a tightly wound academic, copes with her grief by immersing herself in the history of textiles. When she and Martha, a gifted knitter, meet over an unconscious body on the footpath, the unlikely threads of their lives tangle into each other. Sandra invites Martha to join her in a professional collaboration, but what begins as a working relationship becomes something deeply personal. Martha seems at ease with herself, in spite of her own experience of grief. But what does she carry around in those three large bags? Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarahb. | 2/20/2014

    " What a delightful book of 2 interesting characters--centered around knitting, takes place in Australia. A good read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Isabel | 2/9/2014

    " Not really my cup of tea... The characters never seemed to really gel. However, the descriptions of doing what you love, whether it is knitting, writing or gardening were beautiful. She described the sense of anticipation and pleasure from starting a new project in a way that made me long for a good knitting project. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana | 2/5/2014

    " Different sort of knitting story! Focuses on a widow (with whom I identified easily) and her new, quirky knitty friend. The textile discussions were interesting and fully woven into the fabric of the story rather than a clumsy after thought. The spiritual journey was poignant and touching as well. Worth the read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marilyn | 1/31/2014

    " The shortest little book that I didn't think would end. Dragged...while I liked the knitting discussions it wasn't enough to make me want to read another book by her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 1/28/2014

    " Intriguing title.... Set in Australia about a woman going through life changes and a really neat knitter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 1/21/2014

    " This is the story of two women who meet coincidentally, helping a man who has collapsed in the street, set in Australia. Sandra is recently widowed and is having a hard time finding purpose in her life as an academic. Martha, who was widowed young, is a very different type of person, living on small means after she quit her job knitting custom pieces for a design house. She enjoys making unique pieces and trying different techniques with her knitting, but in some ways she is just as troubled as Sandra. Martha and Sandra develop an unlikely friendship over knitting and Sandra is inspired to set up a big show of knitting and women's work and asks Martha to create all of the pieces for the show. Instead of being her joy, the pressure of the schedule begins to unravel Martha and we get to find out her troubles and flaws and Sandra begins to understand and see outside of herself. I enjoyed the descriptions of the unique arts that Martha made and watching the journey of these women as they dealt with their emotional and (in Martha's case) physical baggage representing her emotional issues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon Larson | 1/21/2014

    " A very good book. It is a sad story that turns out to be a very good read and happy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 1/19/2014

    " I would have given this a 3.5 or 3.75 if that were available. I enjoyed this novel about chance meetings, unlikely friendships and, of course, knitting. This took place in Australia, so I got a kick out of the various turns of phrase used. I was also impressed and somewhat awed by the descriptions of the knitting projects that were described. It's a fun story about two women who become friends despite their huge differences, and despite some rocky times, they're both the better for it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marygrace | 1/14/2014

    " book club book for June. Looks like a quick read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 12/27/2013

    " Not a typical knitting novel. No character owns a knitting store which was a nice change. Just a good quick read about a woman and her changes in life as she has to start over. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marissa | 12/16/2013

    " This is a pleasant read about two women, Sandra and Martha, who meet and learn that they share a mutual interest in knitting. Together, they embark on a project that is supposed to highlight both of their skills in the pastime, but in the end they learn more about themselves and each other. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne | 11/27/2013

    " I read it because it was about knitting. I like reading fiction stories about people who like to knit or crochet because right away I know I'll be able to relate to some aspect of the characters as I like crocheting, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Rolfe | 11/12/2013

    " I did really like the contrast between the two women. The portrayal of someone living 'on the edge' of society just holding it together was truly handled with a great deal of care. I did really like this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MommaLaura | 11/12/2013

    " Widowhood, and the madness it can bring, is touched upon as two women struggle to make it though the days of loneliness and grief. One woman is a gregarious artist, the other a cold professor. Their lives touch and intertwine and they both wind up the better for it. Great woman's book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane Atwood | 10/24/2013

    " I enjoyed the characters and the setting. It was fun to read an Australian author who set her book in Australia, a place I would love to visit. I particularly liked Martha's approach to knitting. She knit for pleasure and avoided the rigidity of patterns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 8/30/2013

    " This was a great book about unlikely friendship and knitting. Not a knitter myself, I nonetheless enjoyed counting along the steady pace of a friendship between two widows. And, it's the first novel I've ever read about Australia - why in the heck is that? I'm definitely up for reading more! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 2/8/2013

    " Setting is Australia. It was a story of two women brought together by an interest in knitting. One, recently widowed, benefitted a lot by the relationship. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fibrelady | 2/2/2013

    " Quite enjoyable for a "Mind-Fluff" book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tacowsh1t | 12/29/2012

    " So I couldn't get into this book. There was no pickup to it. Chapter three was as far as I allowed the torture to go and I had to move on. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kate | 12/16/2012

    " A bit hokey and predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 5/12/2012

    " This was a novel written in Australia- different but good "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 4/2/2012

    " The book was a little weird. There were some interesting characters but there were other characters and events that I found hard to relate to. It was an easy read and held my interest to see how it would all turn out but, overall, it was disappointing and simplistic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Norma | 6/29/2011

    " It's amazing how something like knitting can bring together 2 people who have lost loved ones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Namedoris Powell | 6/4/2011

    " The book was pretty good. i like the characters. It took me awhile to figure out what was going on. There were strange goings-on also like the falling of the cherries in the church. I also wondered about the hospital cleaner. But for a first book it held my attention. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marygrace | 6/2/2011

    " book club book for June. Looks like a quick read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marissa | 5/13/2011

    " This is a pleasant read about two women, Sandra and Martha, who meet and learn that they share a mutual interest in knitting. Together, they embark on a project that is supposed to highlight both of their skills in the pastime, but in the end they learn more about themselves and each other. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 4/26/2011

    " Having been a knitter for most of my life I really wanted to like this book. I have resisted buying novels with knitting in the title and wish I had done so with this one. I found nothing engaging about the characters not even their sad stories,and was disappointed even with the knitting! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Padgy | 4/13/2011

    " As much as I like reading and knitting, I didn't like this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mom | 2/1/2011

    " The details and creativity of the knitting compared to the basic story (which really wasn't about knitting) were so inviting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 11/16/2010

    " I liked this. Worth reading - maybe taking up knitting as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fibrelady | 11/2/2010

    " Quite enjoyable for a "Mind-Fluff" book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tacowsh1t | 10/15/2010

    " So I couldn't get into this book. There was no pickup to it. Chapter three was as far as I allowed the torture to go and I had to move on. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marie | 9/11/2010

    " Just too slow, maybe it's wasn't the right time to read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Snap | 7/6/2010

    " Very different. A book about knitting, disparate people, women's work. there's a sensual, almost mystical feeling to the story. Two very different women who come together in a story about textiles and knitting. A little too heavy for a beach read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Norma | 6/6/2010

    " It's amazing how something like knitting can bring together 2 people who have lost loved ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tala | 5/28/2010

    " I enjoyed Martha - a character who carried around 3 bags of her past with her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 5/23/2010

    " Not a typical knitting novel. No character owns a knitting store which was a nice change. Just a good quick read about a woman and her changes in life as she has to start over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vikki | 4/2/2010

    " This is a novel by a new Australian writer. A great story of two women that have just met. One is putting on a show about textiles, the other woman is a knitter. Mental illness and high stress are two subjects in this book. Very good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lilyhollidaycomcast.net | 2/20/2010

    " This book got me knitting again! The way it was presented in the book was fascinating. Good portrait of two very different women, colliding into friendship. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 2/12/2010

    " Beautiful writing. Nice character development. I enjoyed the contrast between the main characters. Slow moving, but worth the time. "

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