Books Dreaming Water by Gail Tsukiyama Paperback, 288 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $13.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleDreaming WaterAuthorGail Tsukiyama Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Cate and her adult daughter, Hana, who has Werner's Syndrome, a disease which speeds aging to twice the normal rate, find their lives changed irrevocably by the arrival of Hana's childhood friend, Laura, and her two energetic daughters. Genres: Fiction Also by Gail Tsukiyama The Samurai's Garden Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Dreaming Water Novel Ideas Gail Tsukiyama: Mundane Activities are Calming November 16, 2006 Gail Tsukiyama is the author of five novels. Her most recent novel is Dreaming Water. She teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University and is a freelance book reviewer for the San Francisco Chronicle.