Somewhere off the Coast of Maine

Somewhere off the Coast of Maine

by Ann Hood

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Overview

"Brilliant....[The Vietnam era] is vividly captured by Ann Hood."—New York Times Book Review


In 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393332353
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 05/28/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Ann Hood is the author of eight previous books, including the best-selling memoir Comfort: A Journey Through Grief and best-selling novels The Book That Matters Most and The Knitting Circle. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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