The Red Thread

The Red Thread

By Ann Hood

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393070200, 304pp.

Publication Date: May 2010

After losing her infant daughter in a freak accident, Maya Lange opensThe Red Thread, 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, The Red Thread is a stirring portrait of unforgettable love and yearning for a baby.

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.