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.
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