A Life in Stitches: Knitting My Way Through Love, Loss, and Laughter—Tenth Anniversary Edition

HGA Pub. Dec. 2021. 5:49 hrs. ISBN 9781940785639. $9.99. MEMOIR
Available in audio for the first time, this collection of essays from novelist and writing coach Herron (Hush Little Baby) considers the big and small events of her life—surviving a super typhoon on Saipan as a tween; finding her way at college; meeting the woman who became her wife—through the lens of what she was knitting at the time. Many of the essays are updated for the 10th anniversary editions, and there are several brand-new pieces as well. Ranging from poignant and sweet to laugh-out-loud hilarious, the essays are rooted in craft but can easily be enjoyed by non-knitters. Herron narrates the audiobook, her warm and enthusiastic voice sounding like a friend telling listeners her favorite stories.
VERDICT A natural choice for libraries where the print book circulates well or for listeners who enjoy Clara Parkes’s or Ann Patchett’s essays.
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