Water as a Character

A Listmania! list by Kerry S. "gen x'er" (Cleveland, Ohio United States)
The list author says: "Water is complex and inspires introspection. As a setting, a backdrop or a character, water nudges the reader towards the psychological roots of the story. As an antagonist it is a crushing and awesome force. Or it can play a sublimely static role, warm and enveloping. All of these fictional works feature water."
Waterland
1.  Waterland by Graham Swift
The list author says:
  "Netherland locks and canals. Water is slippery and dark, like an eel."
$12.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)

The Shipping News
2.  The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
The list author says:
  "Newfoundland. Cold, battering, exhaustive. Man is kept in."
$13.60   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (616 customer reviews)

Island of the Blue Dolphins
3.  Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
The list author says:
  "Pacific survival."
$6.00   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,255 customer reviews)

Oyster: A Novel
4.  Oyster: A Novel by John Biguenet
The list author says:
  "Louisiana."
$12.46   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Message in a Bottle
5.  Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks
The list author says:
  "Romantic."
$27.00   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,124 customer reviews)

The Old Man and the Sea
6.  The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
The list author says:
  "Classic man vs. nature."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (581 customer reviews)

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True North
7.  True North by Jim Harrison
The list author says:
  "Lake Michigan"
$9.98   Used & New from: $0.13
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

The Beach Hut
8.  The Beach Hut by Veronica Henry
The list author says:
  "Sand between your toes."
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The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories (Signet Classics)
9.  The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories (Signet Classics) by Sarah Orne Jewett
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  "Maine seacoast."
$6.95   Used & New from: $0.50
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Watermark
10.  Watermark by Joseph Brodsky
The list author says:
  "Venetian canals."
$11.83   Used & New from: $0.25
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Birdie's Lighthouse
11.  Birdie's Lighthouse by Deborah Hopkinson
The list author says:
  "Juvenile."
$6.91   Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Journey to the River Sea
12.  Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
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  "Amazon River."
$7.54   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)

The Awakening
13.  The Awakening by Kate Chopin
The list author says:
  "Lazy and contemplative. In the South."
$7.77   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (577 customer reviews)

The Johnstown Flood
14.  The Johnstown Flood by David G. McCullough
The list author says:
  "Great flood of 1889."
$13.42   Used & New from: $3.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (344 customer reviews)

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