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Hood, Ann 1956-

Overview
Works: 60 works in 181 publications in 1 language and 17,334 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Miscellanea  Biography  Historical fiction  History  Adventure stories 
Roles: Performer
Classifications: PS3558.O537, 813.54
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Publications about Ann Hood
Publications by Ann Hood
Most widely held works about Ann Hood
 
Most widely held works by Ann Hood
The knitting circle by Ann Hood( Book )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2,173 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 red thread : a novel by Ann Hood( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,567 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
The obituary writer by Ann Hood( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,486 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
Places to stay the night by Ann Hood( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 963 libraries worldwide
Families come together in search of the tenuous balance that sustains family life, while Libby drives off cross-country in what she considers a last-chance search for herself. Places to Stay the Night is the bittersweet story of an unlikely union that transcends the sadness and idiosyncrasy of its beginnings. Powerful, heartfelt, and peopled with unique and endearing characters, it is an extraordinary foray into the lives of two very different families torn apart and
Comfort : a journey through grief by Ann Hood( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 953 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
Ruby : a novel by Ann Hood( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 943 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
Something blue by Ann Hood( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 783 libraries worldwide
College 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 Undetermined and held by 762 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
Somewhere off the coast of Maine by Ann Hood( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 760 libraries worldwide
Three friends struggle to resolve their lives in a complicated time warp called lost youth
How I saved my father's life (and ruined everything else) by Ann Hood( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 594 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 knitting circle by Ann Hood( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 581 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 red thread [a novel] by Ann Hood( Sound Recording )
10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 522 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 obituary writer by Ann Hood( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 521 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
Knitting yarns : writers on knitting by Ann Hood( Book )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 516 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
An ornithologist's guide to life by Ann Hood( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 484 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."--BOOK JACKET
Three-legged horse by Ann Hood( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 457 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
Angel of the battlefield by Ann Hood( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 414 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
Creating character emotions by Ann Hood( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 408 libraries worldwide
Writing compelling, fresh approaches that express your characters' true feelings
Waiting to vanish by Ann Hood( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
A family heals in unexpected ways in the wake of senseless tragedy Alexander Porter is on the phone with his six-year-old son when he is struck by lightning and killed. It is a freak accident, without meaning or justice. Alex’s sudden death disintegrates his family. His mother takes off for a new life in California. His father descends into kleptomania. His ex-wife begins selling makeup door to door. His sister mourns by taking Sam, Alex’s son, on a journey into the family’s past, putting her own life on hold. Young Sam, who heard his own father die, has gone silent. Narrated from a symphony of perspectives, Waiting to Vanish is the story of a family coping with devastating loss as they begin the brave, bruising business of getting on with it. In the process, they discover their own paths through life
Little lion by Ann Hood( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
An old coin in The Treasure Chest transports twins Felix and Maisie to the island of St. Croix in 1772, where they meet seventeen-year-old Alexander Hamilton who is about to embark on a journey to New York
 
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