Biography

Ann Hood

Ann Hood is the bestselling author of THE KNITTING CIRCLE, THE RED THREAD and COMFORT, among other works. Her most recent novel is THE OBITUARY WRITER. She has been the recipient of a Best American Spiritual Writing Award, a Best American Food Writing Award, a Best American Travel Writing Award, the Paul Bowles Prize for Short Fiction, and two Pushcart Prizes. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Ann Hood

Books by Ann Hood

by Ann Hood - Family, Family & Relationships, Family Relationships, Fiction, Love , Women's Fiction

AN ITALIAN WIFE opens in turn-of-the-century Italy, when young Josephine Rimaldi is forced to follow her new arranged husband to America, finding herself in a strange land with a man she doesn't know or love. Bound by tradition, she has seven children, the last, conceived in a passionate affair, Josephine must give up for adoption. She spends the rest of her life searching for this child in secret while the lives of her other children unfold in surprising ways.

edited by Ann Hood - Essays, Nonfiction

Why does knitting occupy a place in the hearts of so many writers? What’s so magical and transformative about yarn and needles? How does knitting help us get through life-changing events and inspire joy? In KNITTING YARNS, 27 writers --- including Anita Shreve, Elizabeth Berg, Ann Patchett and Barbara Kingsolver --- tell stories about how knitting healed, challenged, or helped them to grow.

by Ann Hood - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Claire struggles over the decision of whether to stay in a loveless marriage or 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 --- Vivien helps others cope with their grief and begins to understand the devastation of her own terrible loss. The connection between Claire and Vivien will change the life of one of them in extraordinary ways.

by Ann Hood - Fiction, Women's Fiction

After the sudden loss of her only child, Mary Baxter joins a knitting circle in Providence, Rhode Island, as a way to fill the empty hours and lonely days. The women welcome her, each teaching Mary a new knitting technique and, as they do, revealing their own personal stories of loss, love, and hope. Eventually Mary is able to tell her own story of grief and in so doing reclaims her love for her husband, faces the hard truths about her relationship with her mother, and finds the spark of life again.