The Knitting Circle, by Ann Hood This is a "must read". It will change your life, and have you considering joining book clubs, knitting clubs, whatever...the power of people helping and healing one another is not be missed.
Came highly recommended. I spent much of my childhood in N.C. so I am eager to get started on this one. "Told in the stunning voices of five women whose lives are inextricably bound when a murder takes place in rural Depression-era North Carolina, Ann Hite’s unforgettable debut spans generations and conjures the best of Southern folk-lore—mystery, spirits, hoodoo, and the incomparable beauty of the Appalachian landscape."