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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,676 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate Jacobs Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Friday Night Knitting Club Series Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455187867
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The New York Times bestselling sensation that’s “Steel Magnolias set in Manhattan” (USA Today)

Walker & Daughter is Georgia Walker’s little yarn shop, tucked into a quiet storefront on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Its Friday night knitting club is improvised by some of Georgia’s regulars, who stroll into the shop looking for tips on knitting and end up finding much, much more. So now, once a week, they gather to work on their latest projects and to chat—and occasionally clash—over their stories of love, life, and everything in between.

However, unexpected changes soon throw these women’s lives into disarray, and the shop’s comfortable world gets shaken up like a snow globe. When the unthinkable happens, they realize that what they’ve created is not just a knitting club—its a sisterhood.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Kate Jacobs’ breezy first novel reads like Steel Magnolias set in Manhattan.”

    USA Today

  • “The book’s great—worth reading now.”

    Glamour

  • “Knitters will enjoy seeing the healing power of stitching put into words. Its simplicity and soothing repetition leave room for conversation, laughter, revelations, and friendship—just like the beauty shop in Steel Magnolias.”

    Detroit Free Press

  • “A really great story.”

    Marie Claire

  • “Poignant twists propel the plot and help the pacing find a pleasant rhythm.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Impossible to put down. Jacobs’ winning first novel is bound to have appeal among book clubs.”

    Booklist

  • “An absolutely beautiful, deeply moving portrait of female friendship. You’ll laugh and cry along with these characters, and if you’re like me, you’ll wish you knew how to knit.”

    Kristin Hannah, author of Magic Hour

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A Audie Award FinalistAudie Award Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn Bunkley | 2/20/2014

    " I read it because it's the third of the series. i love the first, liked the second, and pushed through this one. It's ok, but like the last one, too much narrative commentary. I'd rather the author just let the characters bring out the points she wanted the readers to get instead of hitting us over the head with them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 2/20/2014

    " I enjoyed this book. Followed the lives of the women in the Knitting Club. Dakota is older (college) and struggling with life decisions. It was a nice little holiday book. No great literary masterpiece, but I don't think it was trying to be. Made me smile. Quick, easy read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Erin | 2/19/2014

    " By the time I figured out who all the characters were and what they were talking about, I found that I simply didn't care. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodi | 2/13/2014

    " My favorite of all three!!! "

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

    " A great vacation read. Found it in the cruise ship library. I liked already knowing the characters from other book(s) by Kate Jacobs. One of my favorite quotes ala "Gran", "Memories add color to the facts. All the different pieces, all the different relationships, come together to make up a life." p 177. Also, her books always remind me that learning to knit is on my bucket list. The idea of being able to do something rhythmic w/ my hands while carrying on a conversation appeals to me! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Arina | 1/27/2014

    " I had low expectations of this book, but as I had read the earlier books in this series, wanted to finish it, too. My expectations were spot-on, and while this book was a pleasant way to pass the time, it tied up the stories of the characters a little too neatly, and put a pretty bow on them, to boot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Norma Ruttan | 1/11/2014

    " I liked it! It's a fast read and a relief from what I've been reading recently. I was discussing with my bff/daughter-in-law. She read the other books by Jacobs so I'll need to get them too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 1/4/2014

    " OK, I'm totally hooked on knitting fiction books. Can't wait for the next one to come out - I hope there is a next one! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sara | 12/28/2013

    " Someone told me how trite this book was before I started reading it, and I have to say I found her completely correct. I got through the first little bit before I was unable to finish do to predictability. Brain candy? Maybe, but I just can't do it. Glad it's a library book and not a purchase. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 12/22/2013

    " I like this entire series.. feels like a night out with girlfriends "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 LeAnn | 12/9/2013

    " The first two books in the series were much better. It is time to retire these characters "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 12/7/2013

    " Enjoy following the people in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mich | 12/1/2013

    " Wanted light got light. I think it wrapped up well and hope/ wonder if its the last. Probably wise to stop while ahead in my opinion "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 socerangel86 | 11/21/2013

    " I really didn't like this book. I'm not sure if it was because I haven't read the series in a while. Or because there wasn't a unique plot. Or because the author was trying to hard. I would not recommend it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katherine Bates | 10/27/2013

    " Have liekd the other ones, but its getting a little tiring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia | 12/5/2012

    " Maybe they're not great literature, but I really like the Friday Night Knitting Club books. This was a perfect way to get in the spirit for the holiday season! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie | 11/20/2012

    " As a knitter, I enjoy reading the life stories of The Friday Night Knitting Group. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Loni | 8/19/2012

    " When I read the Friday Night Knitting club, I had no idea, (but shouldn't have been surprised) it turned in to a trilogy. Still a enjoyed this book and it did make me want to pick up one of my unfinished projects and knit away! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle (labbie) | 8/14/2012

    " Not my favorite of the series, but a good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim | 7/6/2012

    " It could have been such a great book! It had all of the amazing characters. It had a trip out of the country. It had the holidays. But no, it focused on a dead woman. It relived the first two books. So Not Cool. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa Lynne | 7/6/2012

    " Did find this was a nice wrap up :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 2/24/2012

    " I loved this book along with the other- great holiday read....but she (Kate Jacobs) leaves me with wanting more- I hope to see a Knit for the season part 2 bc there is too much left going on. Great book plus the recipes, I can't wat to try. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Cosentino | 11/25/2011

    " I really enjoy these knit club books. They remind me how important girlfriends are. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolleforge | 10/28/2011

    " Another fun "knitting" book by Kate Jacobs; have read all three in the series and enjoyed them as the characters evolve; will read the next one, too, if another one comes out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Pritchard | 7/7/2011

    " I read this book in one day. It was an excellent continuation of the story. I can't wait for the next book to come out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Stetter | 7/6/2011

    " The first two books in this series were much better. I think I am finished with holiday books written just because it's holiday time. I did make the book mark from the pattern in the back of the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barb | 6/26/2011

    " Part 3 of series. The first two were WAY better! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 April | 5/12/2011

    " I feel like she should have stopped with the second book. Found this one boring and too happy go lucky predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brooke | 5/10/2011

    " This book was a great way to finish the story lines of the previous books. I just found it was 150 pages too short. It felt we were in the middle of the book but missed the major dilemma and then it just ended. Very awkward. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 4/24/2011

    " A bit frustrating to read. More complicated than it needs to be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 4/19/2011

    " Lots of changes in the lives of the characters, even more so than in the previous book. I think I like where most of them ended up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 4/14/2011

    " Feel good, fuzzy, warm reading :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pamela | 4/7/2011

    " I'm giving this book only two stars because even though I enjoyed the characters and got completely caught up in the story, the ending ruined it for me. There was just no good reason for it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 4/5/2011

    " I liked this as a follow up to Jacobs other books. I wouldn't recommend it for someone that does not know and like the characters from Friday Knit Knitting Club because this just follows those characters and closes the story for them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barb | 3/21/2011

    " Part 3 of series. The first two were WAY better! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 3/9/2011

    " This was the 3rd book in this series. Enjoyed the writing and knew the characters but it was not the best of the 3.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 3/5/2011

    " Quick and cute read. Everyone in the "Knit" series is settling into life and moving forward. Always nice to have a fun story to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 3/4/2011

    " These ladies crack me up! But I often wonder... am I really doing what I want to do with my life? Am I following my heart?

    Good narration on this one, too! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 3/4/2011

    " This book was rushed. There were a few plots that she set up to be hairy and all the sudden...solved. So the conflict that you expect to come about to solve the problem didn't happen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gina | 3/2/2011

    " I wonder why the author killed off the main and beloved character in the first book if her ghost is going to be such a main character in the subsequent books. There was no poinbt in killng Georgia Walker....stories would be just as heart warming, and probably more so, if she were alive still. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle | 2/28/2011

    " I still really enjoyed this book, but it wasn't quite up to par with its predecessors. Still really enjoyable, though! "

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About the Author
Author Kate JacobsKate Jacobs is the author of The Friday Night Knitting Club, Knit Two, Knit the Season, and Comfort Food.
About the Narrator

Carrington MacDuffie is a voice actor and recording artist who has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, received numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has been a frequent finalist for the Audie Award, including for her original audiobook, Many Things Invisible. Alongside her narration work, she has released a new album of original songs, Only an Angel.