The Red Thread

The Red Thread

A Novel

Book - 2010 | 1st ed.
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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.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393070200
0393070204
Branch Call Number: FIC HOOD
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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