Not sure at this point on the day after Christmas how likely our Chicken Lit’ers are to have time for posting comments on our first discussion of book #26, The Friday Night Knitting Club, but let’s give it a whirl anyway. Following are some hand-picked questions from the reader guide at the end of the book:
- The role of friendships among women is a central theme of The Friday Night Knitting Club. Some friendships develop easily, like K.C. and Georgia’s, while others begin on unsure footing, like Darwin and Lucie’s. Cat’s insecurities create conflicting feelings about drawing Georgia closer. Discuss the emotional baggage and issues of class that challenge trust between various women in the knitting club.
- Lucie’s decision to become pregnant without telling the man she conceives with is a choice that flies in the face of social convention and her mother’s expectations, to say nothing of her Catholic upbringing. What factors led to her choice? How does the whole of Georgia’s experience as a single mother support or undermine her decision?
- Georgia gets defensive when James asserts that he has things to teach Dakota about race that Georgia could never teach her. Is her indignation totally justified in light of James’ delinquency as a father, or is there some truth to his claim?
- What are your thoughts on Jacobs’ writing style in her first-time novel?
As always, no need to feel limited to these questions in your comments. Heck, maybe you have a few off-topic thoughts for posting instead? Never a problem here – post away… oh, and don’t forget to enjoy the holidays!