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Hood, Ann 1956-

Overview
Works: 74 works in 313 publications in 8 languages and 23,573 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Miscellanea  Historical fiction  Anecdotes  Patterns  Young adult works  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator
Classifications: PS3558.O537, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ann Hood
The knitting circle by Ann Hood( Book )

30 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the sudden loss of Stella, her only child, Mary Baxter joins a knitting circle in Providence, Rhode Island. Seeking a way to fill the empty hours and lonely days, she little realizes that the circle will change her life
The obituary writer by Ann Hood( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the day John F. Kennedy is inaugurated, Claire, a young wife and mother obsessed with the glamour of Jackie, struggles over the decision of whether to stay in a loveless but secure marriage or to follow the man she loves and whose baby she may be carrying. Decades earlier in 1919, Vivien Lowe, an obituary writer, is searching for her lover who disappeared in the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. By telling the stories of the dead, Vivien not only helps others cope with their grief but also begins to understand the devastation of her own terrible loss. The surprising connection between these two women will change Claire's life in unexpected and extraordinary ways
The book that matters most by Ann Hood( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An enthralling novel about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature, by the bestselling author of The Knitting Circle. Ava's twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group's goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood--one that helped her through the traumas of the untimely deaths of her sister and mother. Alternating with Ava's story is that of her troubled daughter Maggie, who, living in Paris, descends into a destructive relationship with an older man. Ava's mission to find that book and its enigmatic author takes her on a quest that unravels the secrets of her past and offers her and Maggie the chance to remake their lives"--Provided by publisher
The red thread : a novel by Ann Hood( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The painful and courageous journey toward adoption made by several of her clients forces Maya Lange, founder of The Red Thread, an adoption agency that specializes in placing baby girls from China with American families, to confront the lost daughter of her past
An Italian wife by Ann Hood( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In turn-of-the-century Italy, fourteen-year-old Josephine, sheltered and naïve, is forced into an arranged marriage to a man she doesn't know or love who is about to depart for America, where she later joins him. Bound by tradition, Josephine gives birth to seven children. The last, Valentina, is conceived in passion, born in secret, and given up for adoption. Josephine spends the rest of her life searching for her lost child, keeping her secret even as her other children go off to war, get married, and make their own mistakes
Comfort : a journey through grief by Ann Hood( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ann Hood reflects on her family's struggle to overcome their grief after the death of her five-year-old daughter, Grace, sharing the words, lessons, and actions that helped her begin to heal and move on with life
Places to stay the night by Ann Hood( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libby Harper's husband dreams over his collection of road maps from across the country, but it is Libby who ultimately leaves town. Waking up one summer morning to the restlessness accumulated from two children and eighteen years of marriage, she packs her light blue Tourister bags and heads for Hollywood to rediscover her long-abandoned fantasies. Left behind in tiny, run-down Holly, Massachusetts, is her husband, Tom, who has adored Libby since high school; their
Ruby : a novel by Ann Hood( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A friendship between a widow and a homeless girl enriches both their lives. The widow is wealthy Olivia, 37, frustrated by not being a mother. The girl is poor Ruby, 15, pot smoking, manipulative and pregnant. Olivia takes her in and Ruby agrees to let Olivia have the child--hopefully without changing her mind when it is born
Knitting yarns : writers on knitting( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays about the transformative power of knitting from 27 contemporary authors, including Ann Patchett, Barbara Kingsolver, John Dufresne, and Joyce Maynard
Somewhere off the coast of Maine by Ann Hood( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three friends struggle to resolve their lives in a complicated time warp called lost youth
Something blue by Ann Hood( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friends Lucy and Katherine reunite as adults'and build a new friendship as changed women Katherine shows up at Lucy's Manhattan doorstep having run away from the marriage altar. Lucy isn't thrilled to see her former sorority sister'her own life as a children's book illustrator is complicated enough, especially as she may be falling out of love with her boyfriend. Along with Lucy's oddball best friend, Julia, the women tackle the complicated challenge of being young, lost, and in search of life in New York City. Something Blue is a heartfelt but never sentimental modern classic, capturing three women on the verge of the future, still figuring out the past, and trying to solve the present all at once. A novel that addresses friendship, ambition, and love head on, Something Blue and its three heroines head in surprising directions in their search for meaning
The properties of water by Ann Hood( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unsettling effect on a woman of the return of a wild sister. The woman is an upright wife and mother, but as the other works on her, the woman's thoughts turn to the unthinkable, an affair. The setting is a mill town in Rhode Island
Knitting pearls : writers writing about knitting by Ann Hood( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The rhythm, ritual, and pleasure of knitting are celebrated in this new collection for lovers of both knitting and literature. In [this book], two dozen writers write about the transformative and healing powers of knitting. Lily King remembers the year her family lived in Italy, and a knitted hat that helped her daughter adjust to her new home. Laura Lippman explores how converting to Judaism changed not only Christmas but also her mother's gift of a knitted stocking. Jodi Picoult remembers her grandmother and how through knitting she felt that everlasting love. And Bill Roorbach remembers his freshman year in college when knitting soothed his broken heart and helped him fall in love again. Other contributors include Steve Almond, Ann Leary, Christina Baker Kline, Lee Woodruff, and knitting rock stars Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed and the Yarn Whisperer, Clara Parks. With knitting patterns from renowned stores such as Purl Soho, Hill Country Weavers, and Churchmouse Yarns, [this book] is by turns delightful and heartbreaking, joyous and wise. These personal stories by ... writers celebrate the moments of loss and love intertwined in the rhythm, ritual, and pleasure of knitting" --
The knitting circle by Ann Hood( Recording )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the sudden loss of Stella, her only child, Mary Baxter joins a knitting circle in Providence, Rhode Island. Seeking a way to fill the empty hours and lonely days, she little realizes that the circle will change her life
How I saved my father's life (and ruined everything else) by Ann Hood( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her father leaves and marries the glamorous Ava Pomme, Madeline blames her mother for their difficult new life, but in spite of the twelve-year-old's efforts to achieve sainthood, it takes a summer trip to Italy to put her family into perspective
The obituary writer by Ann Hood( Recording )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the day John F. Kennedy is inaugurated, Claire, a young wife and mother obsessed with the glamour of Jackie, struggles over the decision of whether to stay in a loveless but secure marriage or to follow the man she loves and whose baby she may be carrying. Decades earlier in 1919, Vivien Lowe, an obituary writer, is searching for her lover who disappeared in the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. By telling the stories of the dead, Vivien not only helps others cope with their grief but also begins to understand the devastation of her own terrible loss. The surprising connection between these two women will change Claire's life in unexpected and extraordinary ways
The red thread : [a novel] by Ann Hood( Recording )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. The red thread is a stirring portrait of unforgettable love and yearning for a baby
An ornithologist's guide to life by Ann Hood( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Looking at her characters as if through a pair of binoculars Ann Hood captures the extraordinary in the ordinary, the surreal in everyday occurrences. A pregnant woman left by her husband bakes obsessively to cope, but never tries a morsel. In an attempt to stay sober, a young alcoholic seduces her minister and embarks on a tour of caverns with him. An adolescent girl picks up bird watching as a hobby. In her newfound habit of observing others, she discovers a budding romance between her mother and her neighbor." "These stories are full of characters - so current and real they could be fellow passengers on a train or a neighbor mowing the lawn - seeking escape from their lives while often uncovering small moments of insight and understanding. They are voyeurs and observers, often finding peace once they stop searching for a way out."--Jacket
Angel of the battlefield by Ann Hood( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When their parents divorce, twelve-year-old twins Felix and Maisie move with their mother to live in the attic of a historic Newport, Rhode Island, mansion where they discover a hidden room that carries with it an intriguing secret
Three-legged horse by Ann Hood( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From critically acclaimed author Ann Hood, comes a riveting third novel about a young woman's attempt to break obsessive ties and gain independence
 
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The knitting circle
Alternative Names
Ann Hood Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Ann Hood Novelist, short story writer, memoirist

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The red thread : a novelComfort : a journey through griefPlaces to stay the nightRuby : a novelSomewhere off the coast of MaineSomething blueThe properties of waterThe knitting circle