Search Results: "Ann Hood"


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HOOD by Luke Timmerman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 10, 2016

"A fine tribute to a forerunner of today's personalized medicine and wellness monitoring; Hood deserves to be a household name."
A debut biography examines a biologist whose DNA sequencing work paved the way for the Human Genome Project. Read full book review >

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HOOD by Emma Donoghue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1996

"Her unsparing record of a difficult, intense, vital affair, and her meditations on the nature of desire, are exact and profoundly moving."
This second novel by Donoghue (Stir-fry, 1994) offers an elegiac reconstruction of a long love affair and a fascinating portrait of lesbian society in modern Ireland. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK THAT MATTERS MOST by Ann Hood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Whether or not they think of themselves as bookish, readers of all stripes will enjoy cycling through these characters' lives and discovering their shared, mysterious past."
A mother and a daughter seek balance in their broken lives while books provide them with comfort, clarity, and clues to a mystery. Read full book review >

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AN ITALIAN WIFE by Ann Hood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A soulful and multilayered book from this accomplished author."
A century in the life of an extended Italian-American family. Read full book review >

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KNITTING PEARLS by Ann Hood
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 9, 2015

"A sad and sweet look at knitting that will appeal to crafters and writers alike."
Writers share their thoughts on knitting in this meditative essay collection edited by Hood (An Italian Wife, 2014, etc.), a follow-up to the editor's previous Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting (2013).Read full book review >

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THE OBITUARY WRITER by Ann Hood
Released: March 4, 2013

"Hood's fluent storytelling and empathy will ensure popularity, but her heroines' destinies are devoid of surprises."
Connections between an unhappy wife in the Kennedy era and an independent obituarist in early-20th-century California are artfully if predictably spliced in the latest from Hood (The Red Thread, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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COMFORT by Ann Hood
NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2008

"A loving tribute by turns harrowing and beautiful."
Novelist Hood's brief, heartbreaking memoir chronicles the death of her five-year-old daughter and its soul-searing aftermath. Read full book review >

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THE KNITTING CIRCLE by Ann Hood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 22, 2007

"Readers can only knit their brows in consternation, and hope for a better book next time."
The popular Rhode Island author's eighth novel (Ruby, 1998, etc.) is another domestic melodrama about loss, grief, therapeutic bonding and communal healing. Read full book review >

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AN ORNITHOLOGIST’S GUIDE TO LIFE by Ann Hood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2004

"A strong, fine collection overall, if not consistently stellar. (Many of these pieces first appeared in The Paris Review, Glimmer Train, etc.)"
Debut collection of 11 humorous, heartfelt stories by novelist Hood (Ruby, 1998, etc.), with characters who find small, determined ways to shock the bourgeoisie in and around Providence. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING BLUE by Ann Hood
Released: Jan. 15, 1990

Hood's finely tuned prose raises her fourth novel (Three-Legged Horse, 1989, etc.) a notch above clichÇ as she recounts the lives and loves of a trio of youngish, single women in N.Y.C. Lucy, an international tour guide and would-be illustrator, is in love with Jasper, a bartender and would-be dancer. Read full book review >

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MARY ANN by Betsy James
by Betsy James, illustrated by Betsy James
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"A note offers sensible advice on keeping a mantis. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When her best friend moves away, Amy feels bereft: ``I wish there were hundreds and hundreds of Mary Anns,'' she tells Daddy, imagining that it wouldn't matter, then, if one moved away. Read full book review >

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MORNINGSTAR by Ann Hood
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A charming but hardly surprising homage to the power of books."
A novelist chronicles her life through the books that shaped her. Read full book review >