Synopses & Reviews
"In China there is a belief that people who are destined to be together are connected by an invisible red thread. Who is at the end of your red thread?" After losing her infant daughter in a freak accident, Maya Lange opens , an adoption agency that specializes in placing baby girls from China with American families. Maya finds some comfort in her work, until a group of six couples share their personal stories of their desire for a child. Their painful and courageous journey toward adoption forces her to confront the lost daughter of her past. Brilliantly braiding together the stories of Chinese birth mothers who give up their daughters, Ann Hood writes a moving and beautifully told novel of fate and the red thread that binds these characters' lives. Heartrending and wise, is a stirring portrait of unforgettable love and yearning for a baby.
"A subtle and unusual adoption story, many-layered, exquisitely told." Reeve Lindbergh
Hope sinks and floats again in Hood’s lovely, perceptive tale.Hood wears her big heart on her sleeve. . . . Her prose . . . shines in the portraits of the Chinese families who give up their daughters. --Tricia Springstubb
A wisely woven novel. --Linda Gordon
"A wisely woven novel." Elle
"Hope sinks and floats again in Hood's lovely, perceptive tale." Elle
"Hood wears her big heart on her sleeve. . . . Her prose . . . shines in the portraits of the Chinese families who give up their daughters." Washington Post
"A wisely woven novel." Tricia Springstubb Cleveland Plain Dealer
The new bestseller from the author of : "Is there anyone who can write about the connections between ordinary people as well as Ann Hood does?"--Jodi Picoult
About the Author
Ann Hood is the editor of Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting and the best-selling author of The Knitting Circle, The Red Thread, Comfort, and, most recently, An Italian Wife, among other works. She is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, a Best American Spiritual Writing Award, a Best American Food Writing Award, a Best American Travel Writing Award, and the Paul Bowles Prize for Short Fiction. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.