Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine
By (author) Ann Hood
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Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine by Ann Hood
Book DescriptionIn 1969, as Peter, Paul and Mary croon on the radio and poster paints splash the latest antiwar slogans, three young friends find love. Suzanne, a poet, lives in a Maine beach house awaiting the birth of a child she will call Sparrow. Claudia, who weds a farmer during college, plans to raise three strong sons. Elizabeth and her husband marry, organize protests, and try to rear two children with their hippie values. By 1985, things have changed: Suzanne, now with an MBA, calls Sparrow "Susan." Claudia spirals backward into her sixties world-and madness. And Elizabeth, fatally ill, watches despairingly as her children yearn for a split-level house and a gleaming station wagon. ?Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine? is Ann Hood's stunning debut novel about the choices we make when we are young, and the changes brought about by the passing of time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393332353
(211mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 6-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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The rhythm, ritual and pleasure of knitting are celebrated in this new collection for lovers of both knitting and literature.
Book That Matters Most, Hardback (September 2016)
An enthralling novel about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature, by the bestselling author of The Knitting Circle.
Italian Wife, Paperback (August 2015)
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Author Biography - Ann Hood
Ann Hood is the editor of Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting and the best-selling author of The Book That Matters Most, The Knitting Circle, The Red Thread, Comfort, and An Italian Wife, among other works. She is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, a Best American Spiritual Writing Award, a Best American Food Writing Award, a Best American Travel Writing Award, and the Paul Bowles Prize for Short Fiction. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
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