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Ann Hood


Ann Hood is the author of ten books, including the bestselling novel, *The Knitting Circle*, and the memoir, *Comfort: A Journey Through Grief*, which was named one of the top ten non-fiction books of 2008 by *Entertainment Weekly*, and was a New York Times Editor's Choice. Her essays and short stories have appeared in *Good Housekeeping*, *The New York Times*, *Ladies Home Journal*, *More*, *Tin House*, *Ploughshares*, and *The Paris Review*. For her short fiction, she has won a Best American Spiritual Writing Award, the Paul Bowles Prize for Short Fiction, and two Pushcart Prizes. Based on her experience adopting a child, Annabelle, from China following the death of her daughter Grace, Hood's newest novel, *The Red Thread *follows six couples on their journeys to adopt babies from China. Dennis Lehane has called *The Red Thread*, "a work of aching beauty and indelible grace. A novel that elicits nothing less than wonder," a sentiment echoed by bestselling novelist Jodi Picoult: "Is there anyone who can write about the connections between ordinary people as well as Ann Hood does? Her latest, *The Red Thread*, is a beautifully rendered piece of art - a tapestry of the complicated ties between mothers and children; an invitation to journey through the grief and wonder and joy of adoption. Believe me, it's a trip you won't want to miss."