The Red Thread: A Novel
(OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Author
Published
Blackstone Publishing 2010
Status
Available from OverDrive
Formats
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Works on MP3 Players, PCs, and Macs. Some mobile devices may require an application to be installed.
OverDrive Listen
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
Description
Loading Description...
More Details
Format
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen
Edition
Unabridged
Street Date
5/3/2010
Language
English
ISBN
9781483058689
Also in this Series
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Hood, A. (2010). The Red Thread: A Novel. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hood, Ann. 2010. The Red Thread: A Novel. Blackstone Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Hood, Ann, The Red Thread: A Novel. Blackstone Publishing, 2010.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Hood, Ann. The Red Thread: A Novel. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing, 2010.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailableShared?
Shared Digital Collection11No
Staff View
Go To Grouped Work

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDacf9dde4-6895-1d5e-9950-a887ee75ad66
Full titlered thread
Authorhood ann
Grouping Categorybook
Last Update2020-03-18 16:34:27PM
Last Indexed2020-03-25 11:09:09AM

Book Cover Information

Image Sourceoverdrive
First LoadedApr 1, 2020
Last UsedApr 1, 2020
Date Added:
Dec 26, 2019 17:42:51
Date Updated:
Mar 18, 2020 22:43:44
Last Metadata Check:
Mar 18, 2020 22:43:44
Last Metadata Change:
Mar 18, 2020 22:43:44
Last Availability Check:
Mar 18, 2020 22:43:44
Last Availability Change:
Mar 18, 2020 22:43:44

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • fileName: RedThread9781441735034
      • partCount: 8
      • fileSize: 248558584
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 9781538598856
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781483058689
      • rights:
            • type: PlayOnPC
            • value: 1
            • type: PlayOnPCCount
            • value: -1
            • type: BurnToCD
            • value: 1
            • type: BurnToCDCount
            • value: -1
            • type: PlayOnPM
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToNonSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferCount
            • value: -1
            • type: CollaborativePlay
            • value: 0
            • type: PublicPerformance
            • value: 0
            • type: TranscodeToAAC
            • value: 1
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • onSaleDate: 05/04/2010
      • samples:
            • source: Chapter 1
            • formatType: audiobook-wma
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-25/0887-1/309684-TheRedThread.wma
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/0887-1/309684-TheRedThread.mp3
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=A61FB0A7-0550-46F8-BC03-9474A366638E&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: RedThread9781441735034
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 248524797
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 9781538598856
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781483058689
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 05/03/2010
      • samples:
            • source: Chapter 1
            • formatType: audiobook-wma
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-25/0887-1/309684-TheRedThread.wma
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/0887-1/309684-TheRedThread.mp3
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=A61FB0A7-0550-46F8-BC03-9474A366638E&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Hood, Ann
      • bioText:

        Ann Hood is the author of thirteen books, including Comfort and The Knitting Circle. Her work has appeared in the Paris Review, Tin House, and O, The Oprah Magazine. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

      • name: Ann Hood
      • role: Narrator
      • fileAs: Huber, Hillary
      • name: Hillary Huber
imprint
Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
publishDate
2010-05-03T00:00:00-04:00
edition
Unabridged
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
The Red Thread
fullDescription

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 mothers who must give up their daughters with stories of the modern American women who yearn for a child of their own, 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 an unforgettable portrait of the incomparable power of a mother's love.

reviews
      • premium: False
      • source: Publishers Weekly
      • content: "[An] engaging new tearjerker….Hood's sensitive depiction of her characters' hopes and fears makes for a moving story of dedication, forgiveness, and love."
      • premium: True
      • source: AudioFile Magazine
      • content: Maya Lange, director of the Red Thread Adoption Agency, vets potential adoptive parents. She believes that an invisible thread connects the souls of abandoned Chinese babies with loving families. Hillary Huber genuinely portrays the array of characters in this three-part story: the Chinese families forced to cast aside baby girls, the joy and fear of the American adoptive parents, and Maya's grief over the accidental death of her own child. Huber excels in her narration of the Chinese women's stories. She embodies the pain of the mothers, particularly one who sews a pattern on her baby's blanket as a clue to her birth village. Like Hood's other novel, THE KNITTING CIRCLE, this is a compelling story of human ingenuity. K.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine
      • premium: True
      • source: Publisher's Weekly
      • content:

        January 18, 2010
        In her engaging new tearjerker, Hood (The Knitting Circle
        ) follows several families as they attempt to adopt daughters from China. Holding down the center is Maya Lange, who, as head of the Red Thread Adoption Agency, is the prospective parents' guide through the adoption process. Childless Maya is driven by a desire to make amends for a tragic accident in her past, though her clients have their own share of heartbreak—miscarriages and infertility—and, predictably, the expectations and reservations about parenthood that they confide to Maya are shaped by a host of personal issues. In a nod to Hood's last novel, several women knit to calm their nerves as they await their new daughters. Meanwhile, Maya, also a knitter, takes painful steps toward letting go of the past. The individual arcs are woven together beautifully, though the interspersed tales of how the Chinese children came to be abandoned tend to clutter more than add. Regardless, Hood's sensitive depiction of her characters' hopes and fears makes for a moving story of dedication, forgiveness, and love.

popularity
211
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BbQAAAA2i/products/a61fb0a7-0550-46f8-bc03-9474a366638e/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
a61fb0a7-0550-46f8-bc03-9474a366638e
starRating
3.8
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0887-1/{A61FB0A7-0550-46F8-BC03-9474A366638E}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0887-1/{A61FB0A7-0550-46F8-BC03-9474A366638E}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0887-1/A61/FB0/A7/{A61FB0A7-0550-46F8-BC03-9474A366638E}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0887-1/A61/FB0/A7/{A61FB0A7-0550-46F8-BC03-9474A366638E}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: Fiction
      • value: Literature
publishDateText
5/3/2010
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 9781441735003
mediaType
Audiobook
shortDescription

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 mothers who must give up their daughters with stories of the modern American women who yearn for a child of their own, 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 an unforgettable portrait of the incomparable power of a mother's love.

sortTitle
Red Thread A Novel
crossRefId
309684
subtitle
A Novel
publisher
Blackstone Publishing