The Shop On Blossom Street

The Shop On Blossom Street

Book - 2004
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A Seattle knitting store brings together four very different women in this earnest tale about friendship and love. Lydia Hoffman, a two-time cancer survivor, opens the shop A Good Yarn as a symbol of the new life she plans to lead. She starts a weekly knitting class, hoping to improve business and make friends in the area. The initial class project is a baby blanket, and Macomber (Changing Habits), a knitter herself who offers tips about the craft and pithy observations from knitting professionals throughout the novel, includes the knitting pattern at the start of the book. Well-heeled Jacqueline Donovan, who chooses to ignore her empty marriage, disguises her disdain for her pregnant daughter-in-law by knitting a baby blanket. Carol Girard joins the group as an affirmation of her hopes to finally have a successful in vitro pregnancy. Alix Townsend, a high school dropout with an absentee father and a mother incarcerated for forging checks, uses the class to satisfy a court-ordered community service sentence for a drug-possession conviction for which her roommate is really responsible.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Mira, c2004
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ISBN: 9780778320449
0778320448
Branch Call Number: F MAC
Characteristics: 344 p. ; 22 cm

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lovinpaper
Oct 16, 2017

Enjoyable book. Read this and learn about the characters. It gets you hooked on the series.

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jocasey
Apr 01, 2015

Sometimes life is bad and this book has been helping me through it - maybe that is the best thing a book can do. I don't know if it matters about the characters, plots, dialogue and writing when emotional solace is found. Not that this was a badly written book - the contrary. So I will be stocking up and reading the rest of the series.

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bookbug87
Apr 23, 2013

If you feel the need to read the Blossom Street books, definitely start with this book. It sets up the neighborhood nicely and gives readers a sense of the community. The four women of this book are so diverse in their personalities, but also alike. I love how Macomber developed them. You will definitely be able to identify with one of the ladies no matter your age.

nursecheryl Mar 02, 2013

I loved this book and all her others about Blossom Street and its residents. This one is definitely my favorite that she has written. When I see her name I always want to take out the book.

khuntley Aug 01, 2012

This book was better than I thought that it would be. I'll check out some other books by Macomber in the future. Also, I borrowed the knitting book that goes along with this story. It has 11 baby afghan patterns. A lot of cute ones in there, but I think most patterns are for intermediate knitters.

Book_Damsel Jun 26, 2008

Great camping read for the beach or cottage.

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mom2boys
Jun 20, 2008

This is #1 in this short series. Very good light reading.

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