The Red Thread

The Red Thread

A Novel

Book - 2010
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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.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., 2010.
ISBN: 9780393070200
0393070204
Characteristics: 304 p. ;,22 cm.

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mrsgail5756 Jan 01, 2014

A very good book. Not to be missed.

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SuzeParker
Oct 06, 2012

Not a big fan of chick lit. All that angst! I don't usually think of Ann Hood as a "chick lit" writer, which is why The Red Thread was on my reading list. The positives of this book: The stories of the Chinese mothers (and in one case, a father) who must give up their daughters are realistic and heartbreaking. Sadly, these situations have been repeated hundreds of thousands of times across China. I also appreciated the path of healing and self-forgiveness that Maya had to walk. But I had a hard time connecting with and caring about most of the characters, and thought their problems probably wouldn't have seemed so overwhelming if they'd only decided to be a little less self-indulgent.

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