Ann Hood

Born: December 9, 1956

Occupation: Novelist

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Ann Hood

Don't waste your one beautiful life.

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Ann Hood

No mother should lose her child.

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Ann Hood

I have learned that there is more power in a good strong hug than in a thousand meaningful words.

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Ann Hood

Grief doesn't have a plot. It isn't smooth. There is no beginning and middle and end.

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Time doesn't heal, I had learned, it just keeps moving. And it takes us with it.

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Ann Hood

In Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline seamlessly knits together the past and present of two women, one young and one old. Kline reminds us that we never really lose anyone or anything or – perhaps most...

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Ann Hood

love is reliable. infatuation is temporary.

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Even now, there are still days so beautiful, I almost believe in God.

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Ann Hood

The only language she could speak was grief. How could he not know that? Instead, she said, "I love you." She did. She loved him. But even that didn't feel like anything anymore.

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I learned to knit in 2002, six months after my 5-year-old daughter, Grace, died suddenly from a virulent form of strep. I was unable to read or write, and friends suggested I take up knitting; almost immediately...

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I was a daughterless mother. I had nowhere to put the things a mother places on her daughter. The nail polish I used to paint our toenails hardened. Our favorite videos gathered dust. Her small apron was...

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Ann Hood

In my adult life, I had spent a lot of time angry at God, mostly over the sudden deaths in my family - my brother at 30, my daughter at 5.

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My daughter, Grace, was not killed by a gun. She died suddenly at age 5 from a virulent form of strep. As I stood stunned in a church at her memorial, one of the hardest things I heard someone say was,...

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Time passes and I am still not through it. Grief isn't something you get over. You live with it. You go on on with it lodged in you. Sometimes I feel like I have swallowed a pile of stones. Grief makes...

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“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

― Dr. Seuss