In The Friday Night Knitting Club, a single mother works to raise her daughter and run a yarn shop in Manhattan. Knitting is her passion, salvation, and livelihood. Over the years her regular customers have become her friends, and the Friday Night Knitting Club was formed. Among the members are a wealthy older woman who wants to fill a void in her life, a daughter with interest in the culinary arts, a best friend who returns to seek forgiveness, and an absent father who slowly re-enters his family’s lives. When the main character discovers that she has ovarian cancer, the members rally round to help.
The story of how this varied group comes to share their talents and influence each other reminds me of the sisterhood from the movie Steel Magnolias. It is interesting and pleasant reading.