The Red Thread by Ann Hood audiobook

The Red Thread: A Novel

By Ann Hood
Read by Hillary Huber

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In China there is a belief that people who are destined to be together are connected by an invisible 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 desire for a child. Their painful and courageous journey toward adoption forces Maya to confront the lost daughter of her past. Brilliantly braiding together the stories of Chinese mothers who must give up their daughters with stories of the modern American women who yearn for a child of their own, Ann Hood writes a moving and beautifully told novel of the red thread of fate that binds these characters’ lives. Heartrending and wise, The Red Thread is an unforgettable portrait of the incomparable power of a mother’s love.

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Selected for the May 2010 Indie Next List

In China there is a belief that people who are destined to be together are connected by an invisible 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 desire for a child. Their painful and courageous journey toward adoption forces Maya to confront the lost daughter of her past.

Brilliantly braiding together the stories of Chinese mothers who must give up their daughters with stories of the modern American women who yearn for a child of their own, Ann Hood writes a moving and beautifully told novel of the red thread of fate that binds these characters’ lives. Heartrending and wise, The Red Thread is an unforgettable portrait of the incomparable power of a mother’s love.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A work of aching beauty and indelible grace.”  Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author 
“A wisely woven novel.” Elle
“Hope sinks and floats again in Hood’s lovely, perceptive tale.” Good Housekeeping
“A subtle and unusual adoption story, many-layered, exquisitely told.” Washington Post
“Hood wears her big heart on her sleeve…Her prose…shines in the portraits of the Chinese families who give up their daughters.” Cleveland Plain Dealer
“[An] engaging new tearjerker…The individual arcs are woven together beautifully…Hood’s sensitive depiction of her characters’ hopes and fears makes for a moving story of dedication, forgiveness, and love.” Publishers Weekly
“An altogether entertaining read.” Booklist
“Like her bestselling The Knitting Circle, Hood’s new novel features the themes of loss and reconnection…Hood offers a thoughtful novel about the yearning for a child that’s primed to be a book club pick. Readers who enjoyed Hood’s last novel or are fans of writers like Jacqueline Mitchard will enjoy this as well.” Library Journal
“Moving…raw and riveting…ends with a pleasing sense that the red thread is more than a myth.” Kirkus Reviews
“Hillary Huber genuinely portrays the array of characters in this three-part story: the Chinese families forced to cast aside baby girls, the joy and fear of the American adoptive parents, and Maya’s grief over the accidental death of her own child. Huber excels in her narration of the Chinese women’s stories. She embodies the pain of the mothers, particularly one who sews a pattern on her baby’s blanket as a clue to her birth village. Like Hood’s other novel, The Knitting Circle, this is a compelling story of human ingenuity.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Ann Hood

Author Bio: Ann Hood

Ann Hood is the author of thirteen books, including Comfort and The Knitting Circle. Her work has appeared in the Paris Review, Tin House, and O, The Oprah Magazine. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English