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Comfort Food Hardcover – May 6, 2008
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“The spirit of the season permeates every page as the women knit their way through the family trials and tribulations of Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s, and an unforgettable wedding.” —USA Today
“Comforting, heartwarming…Curling up with a Friday Night Knitting Club novel is like visiting with old friends…This holiday entry is sure to please fans and leave them hungry for the next installment.” —Booklist
“More than a few craft-lovers will find this yarn under their tree.” —BookPage
“[Gives readers a] warm, fuzzy feeling.” —Family Circle
“Jacobs’s prose is pleasant, and she smoothly juggles all the story lines.” —Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Knit Two
“Jacobs stitches together another winning tale…As comforting, enveloping, and warm as a well-crafted afghan.” —Publishers Weekly
“Fans [will] eagerly snuggle in to see how the friends piece together their knitting projects while finding solace in one another’s company.” —People
“As warming and cheering as visiting old friends.” —Booklist
“Fans of Debbie Macomber’s Blossom Street series will find much to enjoy here.” —Library Journal
“Reflects the relationships among women in real life.” —The Omaha World-Herald
“For legions of readers awaiting a reunion with their friends from the bestselling novel The Friday Night Knitting Club...Kate Jacobs’s warmhearted sequel, Knit Two, is certain to be a cozy companion on a blustery winter night.” —BookPage
Praise for The Friday Night Knitting Club
#1 New York Times bestseller!
“If you are looking for an inviting group of gals to spend a few winter evenings with, pull up your afghan (you knitted it yourself, right?) and snuggle in...Reads like Steel Magnolias set in Manhattan.” —USA Today
“An absolutely beautiful, deeply moving portrait of female friendship. You’ll laugh and cry along with these characters.” —Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Its simplicity and soothing repetition leave room for conversation, laughter, revelations and friendship.” —Detroit Free-Press
“It’s all here—dating, love, motherhood, career, estrangement, death and, especially, friendships that span generations…[A] quick, fun, poignant yarn.” —The Seattle Times
“A Steel Magnolias for the twenty-first century.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Impossible to put down.” —Booklist
“Readers will come to root for nearly everyone.” —Concord (NH) Monitor
“[The Friday Night Knitting Club] evolves into an unbreakable sisterhood as the characters learn from each other’s differences and bond over their love of knitting.” —Vogue Knitting
“It’s easy to forget that the characters aren’t your friends…But before you realize your emotional vulnerability, Jacobs does something unexpected—she changes things up, and it goes from being a good book to being a really great story.” —Marie Claire
“An urban counterpart to How to Make an American Quilt.” —New Statesman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
I highly recommend this book to anyone who liked her first book or to anyone who just enjoys a great read about food and family and life.
With her second novel, COMFORT FOOD, Jacobs again delves into the lives and loves of a group of interconnected friends and family. This time, however, the ending is decidedly less weepy and more, well, comforting.
Augusta (Gus) Simpson is a familiar face to millions of Americans. She's the star of the longest-running series on the Cooking Channel, "Cooking with Gusto," and her face adorns not only countless television sets but also her own line of cookware and other household products. But as Gus's fabulous lifestyle (her TV show is filmed out of the spacious kitchen in her Westchester manor home) marches on, so does time --- and Gus is staring 50 squarely in the face. Is it possible that this energetic, hot mama has left her youth behind her?
It seems that Gus's bosses at the Cooking Channel are asking themselves the same questions. With a roster of new, hip television chefs and a handful of new extreme theme programs designed to appeal to ever-younger viewers, perhaps Gus's show seems a little, well, old. Can Gus and her friends at the network figure out a new format that will preserve it from cancellation?
For Gus, the answer to her problems is right under her nose --- at her kitchen table, in fact. When an unexpected cancellation leaves Gus scrambling for show guests, she recruits her friends and family to serve as co-hosts and sous chefs, with humorous, and delicious, results.Read more ›
This was an okay read for me. The pace of the book was a little slow for me, The book was fairly well-written, but unfortunately not very engaging and rather predictable too. It wasn't one of those books where you can't put down. If you are a huge fan of Kate Jacob, this may be for you. But if you are looking for a more interesting read, there are definitely better ones out there. Very average!
While Kate Jacobs writes reasonably well, she has not crafted a particularly engaging or interesting story. The lack of both character development and depth of the individual personalities were both major turnoffs. Predictable situations and clichéd personal and family conflicts only added to the slow pace of "Comfort Food."
While I feel an obligation to the book club to finish "Comfort Food", it will be difficult. At best, this book is only average.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Imaginative situations that will give some good laughs. Enjoyed it immensely.Published 18 days ago by Kindle Kat
Very entertaining, a perfect book to read during the weekend. My mother always loved this book and I never could understand why she liked the book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Smart Madam
I've enjoyed meeting Kate Jacob's delightful characters for awhile now and am delighted to say Comfort Food was truly the best.Published 8 months ago by Bette
Enjoyed this book. Made me want more books from Kate Jacobs.Published 11 months ago by Kathleen Ninomiya
Okay book and story line. A little slower than I expected, but am going to finish it.Published 11 months ago by suellyn