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4 Titles By Shreve (2006)
The Pilot's Wife, Light on Snow, The
Weight of Water, and Sea Glass
Eden Close (1989)
A compelling tale of edgy, small-town emotions,
lingering obsession, and romantic salvation.
Andrew, after many years, returns to his hometown to attend his mother's
funeral. Planning to remain only a few days, he is drawn into the tragic
legacy of his childhood friend and beautiful girl next door, Eden Close.
An adopted child, Eden had learned to avoid the mother who did not want
her and to please the father who did. She also aimed to please Andrew and
his friends, first by being one of the boys and later by seducing them.
Then one hot night, Andrew was awakened by gunshots and piercing screams
from the next farm: Mr. Close had been killed and Eden blinded.
Now, seventeen years later, Andrew begins to uncover the grisly story - to
unravel the layers of thwarted love between the husband, wife, and
tormented girl. And as the truth about Eden's past comes to light, so too
does Andrew's strange and binding attachment to her reveal itself.
Where or When: A Novel (1993) with Virginia Barber
What would you do if out of the blue, you received a
letter from your first love? Siān Richards sees no reason why she can't
write back to Charles Callahan. After all, it's been thirty years and they
are both married with families. But when they decide to meet again, an
innocent correspondence becomes a dangerous intimacy. Swept up in the past
and consumed by an obsessive love, Charles and Siān risk everything to be
Strange Fits of Passion: A Novel (1994)
A turbulent, tragic story of domestic abuse from the
bestselling author of The Pilot's Wife.
Everyone believes that Maureen and Harrold English, two successful New
York City journalists, have a happy, stable marriage. It's the early '70s
and no one discusses or even suspects domestic abuse. But after Maureen
suffers another brutal beating, she flees with her infant daughter to a
coastal town in Maine. The weeks pass slowly, and just as Maureen settles
into her new life and new identity, Harrold reappears, bringing the story
to a violent, unforgettable climax. A labyrinth of a tale with an
ingenious structure, Strange Fits of Passion is also a powerful portrait
of truth and deception.
The Weight of Water (1997)
The Weight of Water is now a motion picture from
Lions Gate Films starring Sean Penn and Elizabeth Hurley, and directed by
Kathryn Bigelow (Strange Days, Point Break, Near Dark, and Blue Steel).
From the author of such highly acclaimed bestsellers as The Pilot's Wife,
Fortune's Rocks, The Last Time They Met, and Sea Glass comes a mesmerizing
journey through the farthest extremes of emotion-the story of a woman who
revisits a century-old crime and confronts the suspicions buried deep in
her own marriage.
Movie (2000) Kathryn Bigelow, director with Ciarįn
Hinds and Richard Donat
The Pilot's Wife: A Novel (1999)
Oprah Book Club
Being married to a pilot means you have to be a bit
of a fatalist, but nothing has prepared Kathryn Lyons for the news of her
husband's fatal crash. Even before the plane is located off the Irish
coast, a callous media turns her personal life inside out. As Kathryn
struggles with rage and grief, a bizarre mystery swims into focus:Who was
this man she loved, and what lay behind the life she took for granted. She
is determined to find the truth, even though she knows it isn't going to
be pretty. Anita Shreve is the author of THE WEIGHT OF WATER and other
acclaimed novels. She lives in western Massachusetts.
Fortune's Rocks: A Novel (1999)
In a summer community on the coast of New Hampshire
at the turn of the last century, a girl is drawn into a passionate affair
with a man nearly three times her age. Fortunes Rocks is the story of
Olympia Biddefordprivileged, well educated, and mature beyond her yearsand
her affair with John Haskell, who not only is a physician, essayist, and
champion of mill workers but also is married with three children. Drawn
inexorably together on the night of the summer solstice, the pair set in
motion a series of events with far-reaching consequences for all involved.
A meditation on the erotic life of women, an exploration of deeply
ingrained class prejudices, and most of all a portrayal of the thoughts
and actions of an unforgettable young woman, Fortunes Rocks is the most
powerful novel yet from Anita Shreve.
The Last Time They Met: A Novel (2001)
From the last time Linda and Thomas meet, at a
charmless hotel in a distant city, to the moment, thirty-five years
earlier, when a chance encounter on a rocky beach binds them fatefully
together, this hypnotically compelling novel unfolds a tale of intense
passion, drama, and suspense.
Sea Glass: A Novel (2002)
The year is 1929 and Honora Beecher and her husband,
Sexton, are just settling into a new marriage and a cottage on the coast
of New Hampshire. While Honora fixes up the derelict house and searches
for bits of sea glass on the beach, Sexton risks everything they own to
buy the house they both love. Along with millions of other Americans, he
is blindsided by the stock market crash and finds himself penniless. The
only work he can find is in a nearby mill, where a labor conflict is
erupting into violence. Shaken by forces they scarcely understand, Honora
and Sexton try to build a marriage and a home while overwhelmed by
passions of every kind.
Writing with the power and immediacy that have made her novels
bestsellers, Shreve unfolds interlocking lives, each with its own share of
love, loss, and challenge. This is another gripping and unforgettable
story of the human heart from one of the most accomplished novelists of
All He Ever Wanted (2003)
A man escaping from a hotel fire sees a woman
standing beneath a tree. He approaches her and sets in motion a series of
events that will change his life forever. Years later, traveling from New
England to Florida by train, he reflects back on his obsession with this
unknown and ultimately unknowable woman--his courtship of her, his
marriage to her, and the unforgivable act that ripped their family apart.
Spanning three decades from 1899 to 1933, ALL HE EVER WANTED gives us a
tale of marriage, betrayal, and the search for redemption. It has the
unmatched attention to details of character, place, and emotion that have
made Anita Shreve one of America's best-loved and bestselling novelists.
Light on Snow (2004)
The events of a December afternoon, during which a
father and his daughter find an abandoned infant in the snow, will forever
alter the 11-year-old girls understanding of the world and the adults who
inhabit it: a father who has taken great pains to remove himself from
society in order to put an unthinkable tragedy behind him; a young woman
who must live with the consequences of the terrible choices she has made;
and a detective whose cleverness is exceeded only by his sense of justice.
Written from the point of view of 30-year-old Nicky as she recalls the
vivid images of that fateful December, her tale is one of love and
courage, of tragedy and redemption, and of the ways in which the human
heart always seeks to heal itself.
- At the age of 29, Sydney has already been
once divorced and once widowed. Trying to regain her footing once again,
she has answered an ad to tutor the teenage daughter of a well-to-do
couple as they spend a sultry summer in their oceanfront New Hampshire
cottage. But when the Edwards' two grown sons, Ben and Jeff, arrive at the
beach house, Sydney finds herself caught up in a destructive web of old
tensions and bitter divisions. As the brothers vie for her affections, the
fragile existence Sydney has rebuilt for herself is threatened. With the
subtle wit, lyrical language, and brilliant insight into the human heart
that has led her to be called "an author at one with her mtier" (Miami
Herald), Shreve weaves a novel about marriage, family, and the supreme
courage that it takes to love.
A Wedding in December (2005)
Writing with the fluent narrative artistry and the acute grasp of human
motivation that distinguish all of her bestselling novels, Anita Shreve
tells the compelling story of seven former schoolmates who gather at an
inn in the Berkshires to celebrate a wedding. Their reunion becomes the
occasion of astonishing revelations, recrimination, and forgiveness as the
friends collectively recall a long-ago night that forever marked each of
Body Surfing (2007)
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