We Need Diverse Ya Sale

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores

    Recently Viewed clear list

    The Powell's Playlist | June 15, 2015

    Matthew Quick: IMG Portia Kane's '80s Metal Mix

    Two of Love May Fail's main characters, Portia Kane and Chuck Bass — now in their early 40s — still love the metal music that was... Continue »
    1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Love May Fail

      Matthew Quick 9780062285560

Qualifying orders ship free.
Used Trade Paper
Usually ships in 5 to 7 business days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
1 Remote Warehouse Literature- A to Z

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

Body Is Water: A Novel


Body Is Water: A Novel Cover


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Three months pregnant after a two-night stand, Jane Haus resigns her job teaching English to confront her ambivalence about having a baby. Drawn by an irresistible inner homing device, she returns to her childhood home on the New Jersey shore--to a gruff and eccentric father who spends his days in a room full of clocks; to her brilliant sister Bee, as efficiently organized as the summer is formless; to the blissfully hot privacy of an attic full of memories; to water. And in this chaotic season of growth Jane will try to piece together the puzzle of her family's history--searching for an understanding of the mother she never really knew...and reaching out for the solace only family can offer.

About the Author

Julie Schumacher is the author of the short story collection AN EXPLANATION FOR CHAOS. Her debut novel, THE BODY IS WATER, was a finalist for the 1996 Earnest Hemingway foundation/PEN Award for First Fiction and an ALA Notable Book of the Year. Her stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories and in Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards anthology, as well as the Atlantic Monthly and other publications. Ms. Schumacher is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Minnesota and lives with her family in St. Paul.

Product Details

Schumacher, Julie
Harper Perennial
New jersey
Family saga
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
8.03x5.31x.78 in. .49 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Harmony of the World Stories Used Trade Paper $4.50
  2. An explanation for chaos Used Trade Paper $1.48
  3. A Romantic Education Used Trade Paper $5.50
  4. Now the Hell Will Start: One... Sale Trade Paper $8.98
  5. Quick Escapes Minneapolis-ST. Paul,... New Trade Paper $13.50
  6. Home Buying for Dummies (For Dummies) Used Trade Paper $13.95

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

Body Is Water: A Novel Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$5.95 In Stock
Product details 272 pages Avon Books - English 9780380807048 Reviews:
  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.