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A good yarn
Debbie Macomber
Adult Fiction MACOMBER

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Macomber revisits the cozy Seattle yarn store of 2004's The Shop on Blossom Street in another heartfelt tale of crafts and camaraderie. After a slow beginning, this sequel clips along satisfyingly, as shop owner Lydia, a cancer survivor, and her no-nonsense sister, Margaret, meet three new and conveniently quite different friends and bond over the complications of life. Overweight, depressed teenager Courtney Pulanski has found herself plopped into a new town for her senior year, living with her grandma while her dad works in Brazil. Bethanne Hamlin, a recent divorcee, and Elise Beaumont, who's been single for years, are both still suffering from their broken marriages. Serving as sounding boards and sources of endless support for each other, the women find friendship and, of course, resolution for their problems (the latter a little too easily). Readers will miss The Shop on Blossom Street's spirited Jacqueline, who plays a minor role here, and a few things-like the character of Elise's ex-husband, Maverick-strain credibility. But the author's trademark warm treatment of the lives of women will satisfy her readers. Despite occasional draughts of treacle and a too-easy denouement, this should be another Macomber bestseller. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

The tales continue about several different women brought together by one knitting shop. Simultaneous Mira hardcover. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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main characters Lydia Hoffman
Female
Owns a knitting shop where she teaches a weekly knitting class; survived cancer; enjoying her relationship with a new man until his ex-wife reappears.
Shop owner

Courtney Pulanski
Female
Age: Teenager
Overweight
Finds herself in a new town for her senior year of high school; lives with her grandmother; father works in Brazil; her grandmmother forces her to take Lydia's kntting class.
Student

Bethanne Hamlin
Female
Divorced
Grieving over her recent divorce; taking Lydia's knitting class.

Eliza Beaumont
Female
Retired
Taking Lydia's knitting class; her ex-husband has come back into her life.



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