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.”