Search Results: "Anita Shreve"


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THE LAST TIME THEY MET by Anita Shreve
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"The shock ending and pretentious elements, such as Linda's unconvincing struggle with her faith, can't disguise the fact that the author is very short of fresh ideas here."
Bestselling Shreve (The Pilot's Wife, 1998, etc.) reuses a character from a previous novel in this new work tracing a doomed love affair backwards in time. Read full book review >

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LIGHT ON SNOW by Anita Shreve
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2004

"One of this talented author's lesser efforts, though fans will probably be satisfied by the readable prose and intelligent, albeit shallow, character observation."
From bestselling Shreve (All He Ever Wanted, 2003, etc.), a curiously listless tale of a grieving dad and daughter who rescue a newborn abandoned in the snow. Read full book review >

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SEA GLASS by Anita Shreve
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2002

"A sterling effort from an intelligent and entertaining popular novelist."
In Shreve's ninth novel, a bitter strike racks the New Hampshire coastal community that also provided the setting for Fortune's Rocks (1999). Read full book review >

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THE STARS ARE FIRE by Anita Shreve
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017

"Formulaic plot aside, worth reading for the period detail and the evocative prose."
Shreve's latest takes on natural disasters, public and private. Read full book review >

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RESCUE by Anita Shreve
Released: Nov. 30, 2010

"A pale novel, heavy on uplift and padded with episodes of Webster responding as an EMT to various crises, but it's hard not to root for such a WASP mensch."
In Shreve's latest (A Change in Altitude, 2009, etc.), an EMT medic falls in love with a woman he saves and ends up raising their child alone. Read full book review >

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A CHANGE IN ALTITUDE by Anita Shreve
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"Commendably tough-minded and unsentimental, but not very engaging."
Shreve (Testimony, 2008, etc.) sends a young American couple up Mt. Kenya, with disastrous consequences for their marriage. Read full book review >

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STELLA BAIN by Anita Shreve
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"An exemplary addition to Shreve's already impressive oeuvre."
A wife risks every chance of domestic happiness by heading to the front long before America's entry into the Great War. Read full book review >

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THE WEIGHT OF WATER by Anita Shreve
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Nonetheless, a highly readable yarn and a complex, convincing exploration of the ramifications of jealousy. (Author tour)"
Though she fumbles slightly at the close, Shreve (Resistance, 1995, etc.) deftly juxtaposes a strained modern marriage and a century-old double murder. Read full book review >

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PILOT'S WIFE by Anita Shreve
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"An evocative but obvious thriller, rather like a domesticated Patricia Highsmith, that keeps you reading—even as you're regretting the opportunities for intrigue and angst that the narrative consistently ignores."
Though sacrificing depth and credibility for speed, Shreve's sixth (The Weight of Water, 1997, etc.) is another suspenseful portrait of a modern marriage rent by betrayal and loss. Read full book review >

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ALL HE EVER WANTED by Anita Shreve
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2003

"Full-bodied storytelling with an unflinching moral backbone: one of Shreve's best."
Shreve (Sea Glass, 2002, etc.) daringly makes the bad guy her narrator in a creepy tale of relentless love. Read full book review >

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TESTIMONY by Anita Shreve
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

"Slick but lacking depth."
A sex scandal at a Massachusetts prep school seen through the eyes of students, teachers, parents and anyone else of even peripheral relevance. Read full book review >

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BODY SURFING by Anita Shreve
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2007

"Not one of this crowd-pleasing author's best, but a solid, workmanlike B-plus effort."
The cottage on the New Hampshire coast that housed the protagonists of The Pilot's Wife (1998) and Sea Glass (2002) makes a poignant setting for Shreve's tale of a young widow thrown into a fraught family drama. Read full book review >