The Book That Matters Most

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W. W. Norton & Company
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5.6 X 8.4 X 1.0 inches | 0.65 pounds
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About the Author

Ann Hood is the author of eleven books, including the best-selling novels The Book That Matters Most and The Knitting Circle, and the memoirs Comfort: A Journey Through Grief and Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and New York City.


Hood examines the push and pull between mothers and grown children and the transformative power of fiction.
Hood's novel is rich with pleasures, and will no doubt launch a thousand book club discussions.
A love of words, of reading, propels the characters from heartbreak to discovery. Book groups -- indeed, book lovers of all kinds--will delight in this compulsively and effortlessly readable novel.--Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train
Engrossing...I admire this graceful and intimate writer for her literary sleight of hand: you don't so much read about her characters as you inhabit them.--Elizabeth Berg, author of The Dream Lover
Ann Hood's eye for the absurd, her masterful prose and vivid characters instantly draw you into this compelling story about mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, friends and lovers. But it's the delicate exploration of human fallibility - of love, loss, regret and redemption that make this one of those rare and wonderful books that truly matter.--Ann Leary, New York Times bestselling author of The Good House
The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood works on so many levels. First, it's a delightful read. Second, it's full of great book suggestions. And third, it's inspiration for book groups.
The Book That Matters Most is an exhilarating celebration of all that books awaken within us: joy, love, wisdom, loss, solace. Ann Hood is a captivating storyteller--I devoured this novel.--Lily King, author of Euphoria