|Good Yarn, a (2005) [Novel]|
by Debbie Macomber
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Series: Knitting Books, the
(From the publisher):
Lydia Hoffman owns the shop on Blossom Street. In the year since it opened, A Good Yarn has thrived -- and so has Lydia. A lot of that is due to Brad Goetz. But when Brad's ex-wife reappears, Lydia is suddenly afraid to trust her newfound happiness.
Elise Beaumont, a retired librarian, joins one of Lydia's popular knitting classes. Since losing her life savings, Elise has been living with her daughter, Aurora -- the only positive legacy from her brief marriage to professional gambler Marvin "Maverick" Beaumont. Now she learns that her onetime husband plans to visit and that Aurora wants a relationship with her father, regardless of how Elise feels about him.
Bethanne Hamlin, like Elsie, is facing the fallout from a divorce. But her husband, Grant, left her for another woman -- not a pack of cards -- and she's still struggling to reshape her life. She joins the knitting class at her children's urging; it's the first step in her effort to recover a sense of dignity and hope. Then she starts a small business and meets a man with whom she has something surprising in common!
Courtney Pulanski is a depressed and overweight teenager. She's staying with her grandmother, who's trying to help her... help that takes the form of dragging her to seniors' swim sessions -- and to the knitting class at A Good Yarn.
Like so many women, these four find companionship and comfort in each other and in this age-old craft. Who would've thought that knitting socks could change your life?
Original title: A Good Yarn
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Women's Fiction
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Midlife Crises, Journeys Of Discovery