Waterwoman

Waterwoman Lenore Hart
  • Title: Waterwoman
  • Author: Lenore Hart
  • ISBN: 9780425184714
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Waterwoman Lenore Hart Waterwoman By early childhood Annie Revels had everyone s role in life figured out but her own She understood that her mother was ill and needed to be taken care of That her father was a waterman a life she en
    By early childhood, Annie Revels had everyone s role in life figured out but her own She understood that her mother was ill and needed to be taken care of That her father was a waterman, a life she envied And she understood that her little sister, Rebecca, was unabashedly beautiful And she was not When Annie s father suddenly dies, no one questions which sister willBy early childhood, Annie Revels had everyone s role in life figured out but her own She understood that her mother was ill and needed to be taken care of That her father was a waterman, a life she envied And she understood that her little sister, Rebecca, was unabashedly beautiful And she was not When Annie s father suddenly dies, no one questions which sister will take his place aboard the family oyster boat And for the first time, Annie falls comfortably and easily into the only place in life she thought she could ever fit in as a waterwoman And then she meets Nathan Sensuous and funnyHart s flavorful dialect, her knowledge of working the water, and her understanding of the complexity of relationships particularly the ones between sisters are masterful Sheri Reynolds, author of The Rapture of Canaan
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    About Lenore Hart


    1. Lenore Hart is the author ofWaterwoman, Ordinary Springs, The Treasure of Savage Island and Becky The Life and Loves of Becky Thatcher She teaches in the graduate creative writing program at Wilkes Univesity, and at the Norman Mailer Writers Colony in Cape Cod She lives on the eastern shore of Virginia.


    448 Comments


    1. Kind of wish I hadn t read it, so I could read it again for the first time.

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    2. An American tragedy in the 1920s set on the Eastern Shore of Virginia actually a small island offshore I first heard the term waterman when we lived on the Poquoson River in a town called Tabb We had the requisite crab trap and a small fishing boat, a canoe and a jon boat which we found mostly sunk after a big blow and towed home The boys were 8 or 9 or 10 around then and used the jon boat and kept it pretty muddy.A sweet story, occasionally veering off into a romance type tale and now and then [...]

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    3. Beautifully written She has a gift I really enjoyed this book It s very good, especially for a first book she s a very talented author I learned alot about a family that lives along the east coast and on an island It s hard for me to imagine the hardships of most people then It s set in 1920, people were very isolated and they took care of themselves and each other A wonderful story and a page turner If you had good parents and a good childhood it really makes you count your blessings because th [...]

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    4. Lenore Hart did an excellent job writing characters that were interesting and complex I thought Nathan was a fascinating character, not at all what I thought he was going to be I did have a hard time understanding why a character had to die at the end, and why Annie s sexual stuff needed to be described so often and in detail, but the book was much better than I expected it to be.

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    5. Waterwoman is a very sad tale told in a very unusual voice The story is set in the early 1900s and narrated from the 1920 perspective of Annie Revels, a young woman living alone with her sister and mother on a small island off the cost of Virginia Annie harvests oysters and crabs to make a living as a waterwoman after her father dies in a fishing accident At this time in history, women didn t work on the water, but she feels she has no other option Her mother is disabled, her sister is too young [...]

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    6. Notes from book club meetingThe story of Annie and her family living on a mile wide island off the coast of Virginia at the turn of the century will long stay stay with us Dad worked as a fisherman, Mam was sickly after many miscarriages, Grandma went mad, and beautiful little sister needed looking after Annie had no looks, a strong back, and a desire to learn to work the fishing boat The girls only went to school for a short time before being removed by Dad who didn t like the attitudes they we [...]

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    7. Another book read as part of my study of fiction from the Eastern Shore of Virginia This one takes place in the early twentieth century on the fictional Yaupon Island apparently named after a beach in North Carolina The speech and vocabulary of the characters sounds authentic though I don t know for sure if it is Generally, it is well written and easy to read It s also 3 star worthy as an interesting, enjoyable read until the end which is wrapped up too conveniently and quickly by an act of natu [...]

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    8. This is pretty much an atmospheric book, one you read for the setting than the plot It s 1920 and Annie Revels s father has just died, leaving her alone with her beautiful younger sister and ailing mother They live on a small island off the shore of Virginia where their father made their living as a waterman harvesting and selling oysters and crabs It s a hard life, but one Annie takes to fairly quickly, donning her father s old clothes and doing everything herself When she meets a man who sees [...]

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    9. I like reading first novels of authors It s a hobby of mine, I guess This one was a fine addition to the list of firsts The story is told in an authentic voice, for the most part, and gives a great image of life on a barrier island off Virginia between the wars, and life as a waterman There are some great descriptions of nature and the wrath of storms something I can relate to But I did like what the author had Annie say Some folks will say that the nor easter if 1920 was a curse, or a punishmen [...]

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    10. Waterwoman is a book you ll want to read all in one sitting The protagonist, Annie, is portrayed as a tough, not so attractive tomboyish girl woman who only wants to fish and crab and hang out with her father Annie seems unconcerned about her younger sister, Rebecca, who s beautiful and girlie, a seeming anti Annie Their mam experiences mental struggles and is largely emotionally unavailable, at least to Annie and her father Annie cannot imagine she would ever have a man or marry Lavish, descrip [...]

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    11. I picked this up out a little library it seemed interesting I got to the end and thought was the point of the story that if you have evil thoughts a couple of times like anyone in your life you will have bad juju Seriously the main character is selfless did a couple of things wrong and then assumed everything bad thing that happened to her was because of this Seriously Scarlett Letter flashbacks happened, except it was not as good and no symbolism.

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    12. Lately I ve been on a kick to read about watermen and their ways of life This was a great book which accurately and successfully portrays the trials, tribulations and, even, perils of crabbing life I was intrigued with the author s knowledge of the terminology as well as her ability to accurately describe the interworkings of fishing operations I felt in in tune with the protagonist thanks to my newfound education I d certainly recommend this one for anyone interested in water life.

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    13. Well wrtitten but the characters were so difficult for me to identify with Their emotions did not ring true to me and the lifestyles described were too isolated and bleak Wouldn t have finished it if it had not been for required reading for Book Club.

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    14. I didn t think I would like it at first, but as I read I enjoyed it.

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    15. Good book but a little sad.

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    16. Well written, but depressing Very But you can tell from the first chapter, so you know what you are signing up for.

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    17. Waterwoman by Lenore Hart 2003

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    18. Liked this a lot hard life back in those days Of course, some places it still is Liked it that Lenore Hart lives there.

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    19. Descriptive writing, and a good story.

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    20. Really only liked this because of the Eastern Shore setting and my genealogical work in that area.

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    21. Jacob Have I Loved for adults Paterson did it first, and did it better.

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    22. A great beginning, but a terrible ending Another promising female protagonist is reduced to martyrdom.

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