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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,615 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ann Hood Narrator: Hillary Huber Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 birth mothers who give up their daughters, 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 a stirring portrait of unforgettable love and yearning for a baby.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cherie | 2/20/2014

    " Having gone through the adoption of an infant from Korea, I was drawn to this book about the dreams and frustrations of trying to adopt babies from China. This book not only told the story of the various couples who came to the RED THREAD adoption agency but also told the stories of the Chinese mothers who had to, for one reason or another give up their baby girls. The stories of these women were heart wrenching. One woman even had her baby "stolen" by her husband's family and taken to the orphanage because she'd had a girl baby! I can only hope that in the real world, the babies adopted by American couples, like the couples in the book, are sent to homes where they will be loved and well cared for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathy Striano-Preece | 2/17/2014

    " Sweet book. Heartbreaking at times but overall a feel good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 2/15/2014

    " An engaging read about a group of couples adopting from China, a peek at the women who are giving up their daughters, and the adoption agency organizing the whole thing. It never gets terribly deep and there are a few cliched caricatures that bothered me -- the aggressive, high-powered female lawyer who demands special treatment; the special needs mom who never bonded with her 'defective' daughter and is therefore adopting. (I guess as both a lawyer and a special needs mom this was going to bother me, huh?) Wouldn't it have added more depth if the lawyer had been soft-spoken and compassionate and the housewife tried to bribe the adoption agency to move to the front of the line? And could the special needs mom really have absolutely no feeling for or relationship with her own child? Didn't ring true. But still, I read this compulsively; the story is well-told and the characters are very fresh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sara | 2/11/2014

    " Great book giving both perspectives of the adopting family, and the mothers who had to give up their children. Not as emotionally moving as it could have been though. "

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