First, the facts:
Title: The Wishing Thread
Author: Lisa Van Allen
Published by: Ballantine Books, 2013
The In-Depth Look:
As a nice change of pace, this isn’t a standard knitting book at all, though knitting runs through it as a constant stream.
This, instead, is a novel–a story of three sisters and their Tarrytown NY yarn shop when the matriarch of the family dies. Along with the story of the estranged sisters, there is a supernatural element woven here, because their family has a gift. For generations, if someone was truly desperate, they could have the family knit them something special, something that would make a difference, solve problems outside their control–but only if a gift was given that had meaning. And when it’s their own lives, their own shop on the line?
I don’t want to give anything away, so I’m keeping this short, but all in all, this is a lovely story about family and sacrifice and the things that make life worthwhile–all with a touch of magic.
You can find a copy at your local bookstore, or click here for Amazon.com.
This review copy was kindly donated by the publisher. Thank you!