The Knitting Circle
"Acutely moving." People
"A wondrously simple book about something complicated:the nearly unendurable process of enduring a great loss."
The Washington Post
In 2002, my five year old daughter Grace died suddenly from a virulent form of strep. In the months that followed, my lifelong sources of comfort--words--abandoned me. That autumn, I took a friend's advice and learned to knit. I often say that I knit my way back from grief. Soon I was reading again, and then, finally, writing again. The Knitting Circle is a novel about many things: loss, hope, love, knitting, friendship, and the power of stories in our lives.