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The Book That Matters Most: A Novel Paperback – August 1, 2017
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“Hood’s novel is rich with pleasures, and will no doubt launch a thousand book club discussions.”
- USA Today
“Hood examines the push and pull between mothers and grown children and the transformative power of fiction.”
“Great novelists can envelop you in relatable plot lines that make you feel like you’re part of the story. That’s what Ann Hood, author of the much beloved The Knitting Circle, does in her latest.”
- Minneapolis Star Tribune
“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
“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
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.
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While parts of this story were disturbing love was always there.