Ann Hood

Beloved and bestselling author Ann Hood will visit An Unlikely Story to celebrate the release of her new memoir, MORNINGSTAR, about the magic and inspiration of books. In her admired works of fiction, including the recent The Book That Matters Most, Ann Hood explores the transformative power of literature. Now, with warmth and honesty, Hood reveals the personal story behind these beloved novels.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:
Growing up in a mill town in Rhode Island, in a household that didn’t foster a love of literature, Hood discovered nonetheless the transformative power of books. She learned to channel her imagination, ambitions, and curiosity by devouring ever-growing stacks. In Morningstar, Hood recollects how The Bell Jar, Marjorie Morningstar, The Harrad Experiment, and The Outsiders influenced her teen psyche and introduced her to topics that could not be discussed at home: desire, fear, sexuality, and madness. Later, Johnny Got His Gun and The Grapes of Wrath dramatically influenced her political thinking, while the Vietnam War and the Kent State shootings became headline news and classics such as Dr. Zhivago and Les Misérables stoked her ambitions to travel the world. With characteristic insight and charm, Hood showcases the ways in which books gave her life and can transform—even save—our own lives.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ann Hood is the author of the best-selling novels The Book That Matters Most, The Knitting Circle, The Red Thread, The Obituary Writer, and Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
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Morningstar: Growing Up with Books Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780393254815
Availability: Available to Order
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 1st, 2017

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The Book That Matters Most Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393354096
Availability: Available to Order
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 1st, 2017

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