Sometimes angels visit with more mayhem than mercy under their wings. Enter Sam Theopolis, a pony-tailed New Ager who waits tables in an Ann Arbor restaurant called the Buddha Uproar Cafe. Sam quotes Black Elk, reads Sanskrit, and has a dicey history of death by drowning. It is he that the Woolman sisters, Martha and Ellen, have chosen as the caretaker for their decidedly loony mother Jessie. Sam's only recommendation is that he once saved a 12-year-old car from death by lethal injection. Sam is a cosmic clown with treasures up his sleeve. He keeps an absent-minded Jessie from permanently checking out of reality, and brings a healthy innocence back to the jaded Woolman household. Ellen, a recent widow, and her troubled young son, Stevie, begin to find Sam's strange spiritual undercurrents vaguely comforting. But just when the water seems smooth and serence, and the family on the road to recovery, tragedy strikes like a winter squall. With quirky characters reminiscent of Anne Tyler, and a skillful mixing of the magical with the mundane, this off-beat novel is guaranteed to resonate in the mind long after it is finished. "...seduces with poetic power and moves the heart."---People"!

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

January 1995 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sister Water
Author(s): Nancy Willard
ISBN: 0-517-13769-0 / 978-0-517-13769-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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May 1993 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sister Water
Author(s): Nancy Willard
ISBN: 0-679-40702-2 / 978-0-679-40702-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

January 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sister Water (Landscapes of Childhood Series)
Author(s): Nancy Willard
ISBN: 0-8143-3244-7 / 978-0-8143-3244-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
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May 1994 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Sister Water
Author(s): Nancy Willard
ISBN: 0-8041-0876-5 / 978-0-8041-0876-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ivy Books
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Audio Editions

February 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sister Water
Author(s): Nancy Willard
Publisher: Recorded Books
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February 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Sister Water
Author(s): Nancy Willard
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK