Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ann Hood explains the Red Thread of destiny

I attended an event this morning sponsored by Where the Sidewalk Ends bookstore in Chatham. Author Ann Hood came to the Chatham Wayside Inn to share breakfast and coffee with us, and to discuss her latest book, The Red Thread.

The blurb on the bookstore's website reads:

"The ancient Chinese spoke of a mythical red thread that connected a child to all of the people who would eventually play a role in his or her life. As time passed, it was believed that the thread tightened, shrinking the distance between that child and those people, until both were finally brought together.

In her latest novel, THE RED THREAD, Ann Hood, the acclaimed author of The Knitting Circle, explores the unique bond between parent and child, and the red thread that binds their lives."

If you ever get a chance to hear her speak, go. Ann is a wonderfully warm, charming, and dynamic storyteller. Her intimate and heartfelt tales made me both laugh and cry as I sat along with the rest of the audience sipping my coffee.

The event was also a fundraiser for WE CAN, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Cape Cod women in transition. Now in their second decade, WE CAN has helped thousands of women on Cape Cod, giving them the ability to lead successful and productive lives.

More literary events are planned for this summer. To find out more, visit the bookstore's website, and be sure to check out the Summer Issue of CapeWomenOnline magazine for my full story.

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