The Seduction of Water

The Seduction of Water

by Carol Goodman
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The Seduction of Water by Carol Goodman

Iris Greenfeder, ABD (All But Dissertation), feels the “buts” are taking over her life: all but published, all but a professor, all but married. Yet the sudden impulse to write a story about her mother, Katherine Morrissey, leads to a shot at literary success. The piece recounts an eerie Irish fairy tale her mother used to tell her at bedtime—and nestled inside it is the sad story of her death. It captures the attention of her mother’s former literary agent, who is convinced that Katherine wrote one final manuscript before her strange, untimely end in a fire thirty years ago. So Iris goes back to the remote Hotel Equinox in the Catskills, the place where she grew up, to write her mother’s biography and search for the missing manuscript—and there she unravels a haunting mystery, one that holds more secrets than she ever expected. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345450913
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/30/2003
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 565,257
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 11.04(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Carol Goodman is the author of The Lake of Dead Languages. Her work has appeared in such journals as The Greensboro Review, Literal Latté, The Midwest Quarterly, and Other Voices. After graduation from Vassar College, where she majored in Latin, she taught Latin for several years in Austin, Texas. She then received an M.F.A. in fiction from the New School University. Goodman currently teaches writing and works as a writer-in-residence for Teachers & Writers. She lives on Long Island.

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Seduction of Water 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Held my interest to the end which has a surprise twist. I liked it so much I recommended it for our bookclub and we are reading it for next month.
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The story was not credible and the passages at the beginning of each chapter meant to be original, were boring. I only finished the book as a commitment to my book club. I would recommend Gertrude Bell, Queen of the Desert by G. Howell, Original Sin and The LightHouse by PD James and Rising Tide--Mississippi Flood of 1927 by J. Barry. These books were loved by my book club. No one liked Seduction of Water except the gal whose turn it was to select a book.