Casting Off

Casting Off

Book - 2009
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Casting Off:

1. Ending a knitted work.
2. Releasing lines holding a boat to its mooring.
3. Letting go...

On a tiny island off the west coast of Ireland, the fishermen's handmade sweaters tell a story. Each is unique-feelings stitched into rows, memories into patterns.

It is here that Rebecca Moray comes to research a book on Irish knitting. With her daughter, Rowan, accompanying her, she hopes to lose herself in the history of the island and forget her own painful past. Soon, the townsfolk's warm embrace wraps Rebecca and Rowan in a world of friendship, laughter, and love.

And it is here that young Rowan befriends Sean Morahan, a cantankerous old fisherman, despite his attempts to scare her off. As Rebecca watches her daughter interact with Morahan, she recognizes in his eyes a look that speaks of a dark knowledge not unlike her own. And when current storms threaten to resurrect old ones, Morahan and Rebecca find themselves on a collision course-with Rowan caught between them-each buffeted by waves of regret and recrimination. Only by walking headfirst into the winds will they find the faith to forgive without forgetting...and reach the shore.
Publisher: New York : NAL Accent, 2009
ISBN: 9780451226990
Branch Call Number: DICKS
Characteristics: 373 p

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micro1039
Sep 20, 2016

Started reading and figured out what was going to happen with the protagonist and supporting character and put it down. Picked it back up again and was very glad I did!! You know what is going to happen, but from the point you realize this and the end of the book, very unforgettable! I am so glad I finished it. A great read.

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texasbooks
Jul 06, 2013

i have read this book before and its a great book about letting go of the past and forgiveness. I am reading it again too. Hope others enjoy it like I do.I am irish so this is very special to me too;.

DarcillaAnn Sep 23, 2012

I loved this book - I actually read it while in Galway, Ireland on vacation.....I enjoy knitting and reading the characters association with aran knitting patterns - a wonderful story line....a great read!

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Orchidia
Dec 13, 2011

Its a great story about acknowledging your past and forgiving yourself. Great Book

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mltorb
Mar 22, 2011

This is now my favorite book. I enjoyed it so much, I read it twice and then I made my mother read it. She also loved it.

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Irishsheltie
Feb 15, 2010

Loved this book!

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