The Red Thread: A Novel

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W. W. Norton, 2010 - Fiction - 304 pages
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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. 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.

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User Review  - ChristineEllei - LibraryThing

Chinese mythology tells the story of the red thread, an invisible string that binds people who are destined to be together. In this book the “red thread” binds American families and the children they ... Read full review

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User Review  - oldblack - LibraryThing

This is a rather romantic story of American adoptions of "unwanted" Chinese baby girls. It's romantic in the sense that it has the overall message that the adoption of a Chinese baby by an American is ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Ann Hood is the author of the best-selling novels The Book That Matters Most, The Knitting Circle, The Red Thread, The Obituary Writer, and Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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