The Properties of Water by Ann Hood

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The return of her bohemian sister Michaela to their Rhode Island hometown, a mill town in decline, precipitates a crisis in Josie Jericho's seemingly perfect life and forces both women to confront their feelings for each other. Tour.
 

About Ann Hood

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Ann Hood was born on December 9, 1956, in West Warwick, R.I. She attended the University of Rhode Island and New York University. For several years, she worked as a flight attendant before pursuing her dream of becoming a writer. Ann Hood had a dream of writing ever since her first "novel" at the age of 11. It was not until 1987, with the publication of Somewhere off the Coast of Maine that she received the recognition she had been longing for. Set in the period from the 1960s to the 1980s, the story deals with the lives of three women of the Vietnam era and their children. Strong on emotion and personal growth, Hood's writing frequently examines the intricacies of various levels of relationships. Other works include Something Blue, which also involves the association between three friends.
 
Published January 1, 1995 by Bantam Doubleday Dell. 451 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Adding to Josie's difficulties are her father's Alzheimer's disease and her mother's insistence on selling the house in which Josie grew up and moving to a condo;

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