Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: THE RED THREAD by Ann Hood


"WAITING ON WEDNESDAY"
is hosted by Jill from
Breaking the Spine.

Join in and tell us . . .

What are you waiting for?

THE RED THREAD

Pub. Date: May 03, 2010
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Format: Hardcover, 320pp
ISBN-13: 9780393070200
ISBN: 0393070204

Description (from the publisher):
"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 The 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.
 
Click here to visit the author's website.
 
About the author (from the publisher):
Ann Hood is the author of ten books, including An Ornithologist's Guide to Life, The Knitting Circle, Comfort, and The Red Thread. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, Tin House, O, The Oprah Magazine , and elsewhere. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

15 comments:

Diane said...

Oh me too. I love Ann Hood! Here is what I picked this week:

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-one-good-dog.html

Jill said...

I really enjoyed The Knitting Circle, so this one's going on the list...glad you're participating! Thanks for the props on the new button...I like it much better!

Marie Burton said...

Wow This one sounds utterly and emotionally awesome!
I haven't "played" WoW in awhile either, so here's mine!

The Book Whisperer said...

Oh wow, I LOVE the sound of this! I am obsessed with books about China and this sounds right up my street. Thanks for posting.

brizmus said...

I've never heard of Ann Hood, but i MUST read thi! It sounds amazing!!

bermudaonion said...

That sounds fabulous!

Nina said...

Wow, this story sounds so heartbreaking, yet beautiful. I love the whole threadintroduction. Beautiful.

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Wow, that book sounds really good!
I think I read something by Ann Hood once, can't remember what.

Mishel said...

I'm so adding this one =) It sounds great!

Sandra said...

This sounds like a fascinating story. And such a beautiful cover. I look forward to your thoughts on this book. I'm wondering how much, if any takes place in China. Enjoy. My WoW post is very interesting this week.

Mary said...

This sounds like a wonderful book. Great pick!

librarypat said...

Sounds like a touching story. It should be a good selection for book clubs.

J.T. Oldfield said...

That sounds interesting. Especially the part about the birth mothers.

Zibilee said...

This sounds like a really good book and I have added it to my wish list. Thanks for the heads up!

Dar said...

This sounds good. I read The Knitting Circle and really loved it. I'll have to give this one a try.