Sister water

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 1993 - Fiction - 255 pages
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Willard presents a portrait of the Woolman family of Ann Arbor, Michigan, during the last few months in this world of Jessie Woolman. While Jessie copes cheerfully with her odd memory lapses, her daughters face transitions of their own. A funny, sad, inspiring novel that will capture the reader's heart.

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What is it that inspires authors to write delightful novels about the heartland? To W.P. Kinsella's musings about Johnson County, Iowa ( The Iowa Baseball Confederacy , Houghton, 1986), and Robert ... Read full review

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Nancy Willard infuses magic into all of her books, but this one stands out. It's a love story, it's a grandmother story, it's a wise story. There's a river in the basement, a young man with wings ... Read full review


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Children's author and poet Nancy Willard was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan on June 26, 1936. She attended the University of Michigan, where she received a bachelor's degree in 1958 and a Ph.D in 1963 and Stanford University, where she received her master's degree. In 1982, she received the Newbery Medal for A Visit to William Blake's Inn. She teaches at Vassar College in the English department and currently lives in Poughkeepsie, New York with her husband.

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