Somewhere Off The Coast Of Maine: A Novel by Ann HoodSomewhere Off The Coast Of Maine: A Novel by Ann Hood

Somewhere Off The Coast Of Maine: A Novel

byAnn Hood

Paperback | April 29, 2008

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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.
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.
Title:Somewhere Off The Coast Of Maine: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.23 × 5.54 × 0.56 inPublished:April 29, 2008Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393332357

ISBN - 13:9780393332353


Editorial Reviews

Memorably stirring and authentic. — Los Angeles Times Book ReviewAccomplished and emotionally affecting. — Chicago TribuneDeals with the intricacies of infidelity, cancer, insanity, marriage, growing old, accepting death, and just plain accepting yourself. — Elizabeth Wurtzel (Seventeen)Not just another 1960's novel... it is the story of life, of living, and of three unforgettable women as they struggle to find their way from one era to another. — Judy Isenhour (Salisbury Post (N.C.))A lovely novel... Hood creates characters so arresting one wishes each of them were principals of longer novels. — Peggy Constantine (Chicago Sun-Times)Provocative... an intriguing work. — Publishers Weekly