One Red Thread
Tuesday, January 20
One Red Thread is a tale of time travel and its consequences. Of family history and how it shapes the present. And of the effect a quest to know and perhaps change that history can have on today’s relationships—especially when the quest goes wrong.
When architect Eddy McBride, a fortysomething self-absorbed noticer of details and self-appointed seeker of truths, stumbles upon a way to visit, watch and ultimately participate in events from his family history, he finds answers to long-ago tragedies and mysteries. But each time Eddy returns to the present, he unleashes the unhappy consequences of exploring history on his family and friends. And as Eddy’s knowledge of the past grows, he turns from curious seeker of truths to frantic fixer of mistakes—present, past and by those from the present who would change the past—as he follows a devastating trail of hurt, disappearance and death.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A native of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Ernie received his AB in English Literature from Hamilton College in upstate New York, returned to his home state to work in newspaper and magazine journalism and arrived in Austin, where he now lives, in 1984 as a writer/editor for Southern Living magazine. Over a long career, he has been an award-winning writer of non-fiction books, documentary film scripts, advertising and journalism. His non-fiction books on a range of topics includes an architecture history, which was the recipient of a research and writing grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a best-seller on the Dallas Cowboys. Since the early 1990s has been a writer and manager of writers at a number of Austin advertising agencies and high-tech companies. One Red Thread is his first novel.
PRAISE FOR ONE RED THREAD
“This debut novel by nonfiction author Wood is about memory, the past, and the desire to make things right…The plot is rich and wrenching.” —Library Journal
“Wood has an easy style and knows how to unravel a complicated tale that keeps your interest.” —Austin American-Statesman
“A provocative novel that raises questions about the power of healing the past.” —Charlotte Observer
Check out this interview with author Ernie Wood on Austin’s KUT-FM, an NPR affiliate: http://kut.org/post/meet-one-red-thread-author-ernie-wood