The Book That Matters Most

March 4, 2017

Ann Hood, acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Knitting Circle and Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine, on her new book, The Book that Matters Most. Hood will discuss the Providence-based novel and its unique setting inspired by the Providence Athenæum. She speaks about the relevance of place in her writing and the allure of reading groups, with a book that reminds us what the power of the written word can mean to each of us.


Ann Hood is an American novelist and writer living in Providence. The author of fifteen books, Hood has had essays and short stories appear in The New York Times, The Paris Review, Bon Appétit, Tin House, and The Atlantic Monthly. The recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, two Best American Food Writing Awards, Best American Spiritual Writing and Travel Writing Awards, and a Boston Public Library Literary Light Award, she is a faculty member in the MFA in Creative Writing program at The New School in New York City.

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