Author Biography

About the Author


Ann Hood is the editor of Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting and the bestselling author of The Book That Matters Most, The Knitting Circle, The Red Thread, Comfort: a Journey Through Grief, and An Italian Wife, among other works. She is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, a Best American Spiritual Writing Award, a Best American Food Writing Award, a Best American Travel Writing Award, and the Paul Bowles Prize for Short Fiction. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.  Visit Ann Hood's website
Ann B. Hood

Books by Ann Hood


  • The Book That Matters Most: A Novel
    An enthralling novel about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature.
  • Comfort: A Journey Through Grief
    “Rarely do memoirs of grief combine anguish, love, and fury with such elegance.” —Entertainment Weekly
  • An Italian Wife
    From the best-selling author of The Obituary Writer, the stirring multigenerational story of an Italian-American family.
  • The Knitting Circle: A Novel
    “An intelligent, moving read” (Pages) and “a testament to women’s friendship and to Ann Hood’s talent” (Hilma Wolitzer).
  • Knitting Pearls: Writers Writing About Knitting
    “Engaging...tangled stories of family relationships, expectations and traditions...compelling, regardless of the reader’s experience with the craft.”—Portland Press Herald
  • Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting
    “In this lovely anthology, Sue Grafton, Barbara Kingsolver, and other authors go public with their passion for knitting.”—People Magazine, four stars
  • Morningstar: Growing Up With Books
    A memoir about the magic and inspiration of books from a beloved and best-selling author.
  • The Obituary Writer: A Novel
    A sophisticated and suspenseful novel about the poignant lives of two women living in different eras.
  • An Ornithologist's Guide to Life: Stories
    "A collection of short stories that makes it possible to be proud to be human."—Carolyn See, Washington Post
  • The Red Thread: A Novel
    The new bestseller from the author of The Knitting Circle: “Is there anyone who can write about the connections between ordinary people as well as Ann Hood does?”—Jodi Picoult
  • Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine: A Novel
    "Brilliant....[The Vietnam era] is vividly captured by Ann Hood."—New York Times Book Review