Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Red Thread by Ann Hood

Maya Lange opened the Red Thread Adoption Agency eight years ago after the death of her own daughter. Maya is both confidante and intermediary in helping her American clients adopt baby girls from China. In the novel, the reader is introduced to six couples who are interested in enlisting the services of the agency in order to get a child. Maya herself has often thought of adopting, but her past keeps holding her back. In The Red Thread, Hood sensitively explores the process of foreign adoption and the various situations that cause Chinese women to give up their daughters. I've always enjoyed Ann Hood's books, especially Something Blue, Places to Stay the Night, and Ruby.

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