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.Brilliantly braiding together the stories of Chinese birth mothers who give up their daughters, Ann Hood writes a moving and beautifully told novel of the red thread of fate that binds these characters’ lives. Heartrending and wise, The Red Thread is a stirring portrait of unforgettable love and yearning for a baby.
“[An] engaging new tearjerker….The individual arcs are woven together beautifully….Hood's sensitive depiction of her characters' hopes and fears makes for a moving story of dedication, forgiveness, and love.”(Publishers Weekly)
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