Longlisted for the 2006 Miles Franklin award.
Destined to be a bestseller, already a favourite with book groups.
Rave reviews in the US by a local South Australian author.
It's been ten 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?
"This is a deliciously daring and original book ? Yes, it has to be said: it's a jolly good yarn." ? The Advertiser
"Knitting maintains a soft level of suspense with the unpredictability of its characters, whose simmering thoughts threaten to burst into action. The believable, well-constructed dialogue captures the tension and tenderness of friendship." ? Sydney Morning Herald
Format: Audio CD
Published: 1st March 2006
Weight (kg): 0.5