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Anita Shreve is the author of fifteen best-selling novels which have spent more than 100 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller Lists. The Weight of Water was short listed for the Orange Prize and The Pilot’s Wife was selected by Oprah Winfrey’s ‘Book club’ series. Shreve started her writing career as a journalist and her award-winning short stories and non-fiction have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Cosmopolitan and Esquire. Shreve is married to a man she met when she was 13. She has two children and three stepchildren and lives in Massachusetts.

Anita Shreve was our Author of the Month in February 2012.

Author photo © Deborah Feingold

If you like Anita Shreve you might also like to read books by Joanna Trollope, Sue Miller and Joyce Maynard.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Anita Shreve

The Lives of Stella Bain by Anita Shreve
The Lives of Stella Bain
Anita Shreve
This one is brilliant. We meet Stella in 1916 in a hospital tent in France. It seems she was an ambulance driver, now with shrapnel wounds to her feet and legs. More importantly she has lost her memory. As bits...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/09/2014
The Lives of Stella Bain by Anita Shreve
The Lives of Stella Bain
Anita Shreve
This one is brilliant. We meet Stella in 1916 in a hospital tent in France. It seems she was an ambulance driver, now with shrapnel wounds to her feet and legs. More importantly she has lost her memory. As bits...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Rescue by Anita Shreve
Rescue
Anita Shreve
A tale of love, banishment and renewal, Rescue is a perfectly paced novel, written with Shreve's skilful lightness of touch and perceptive characterisation. Alternating between the life-and-death scenarios Peter regularly encounters and the fraught family tension between father and daughter,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2011
Rescue by Anita Shreve
Rescue
Anita Shreve
February 2012 Book of the Month. A tale of love, banishment and renewal, Rescue is a perfectly paced novel, written with Shreve's skilful lightness of touch and perceptive characterisation. Alternating between the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/02/2012
A Change in Altitude: Unabridged Audiobook  by Anita Shreve
A Change in Altitude: Unabridged Audiobook
Anita Shreve
This is an unabridged audiobook title. Anita Shreve always manages to throw a curve ball into events and change her characters lives irrevocably. A newly married couple find out how little they know about each other...
Format: Audiobook On Cd - Released: 01/11/2010
A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve
A Change in Altitude
Anita Shreve
Anita Shreve always manages to throw a curve ball into events and change her characters lives irrevocably. A newly married couple find out how little they know about each other while on a Kenyan expedition. Get ready for powerful, emotional...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/04/2010
A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve
A Change in Altitude
Anita Shreve
Anita Shreve always manages to throw a curve ball into events and change her characters lives irrevocably. A newly married couple find out how little they know about each other while on a Kenyan expedition. Get ready for powerful, emotional...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/04/2010
Testimony by Anita Shreve
Testimony
Anita Shreve
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 30 October 2008. A sex scandal rocks the sheltered world of a private Vermont school, affecting students, parents and teachers alike. The story moves quickly as Shreve switches the narrative from...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2009
Testimony by Anita Shreve
Testimony
Anita Shreve
October 2008 Book of the Month. Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 30 October 2008. A sex scandal rocks the sheltered world of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2008
Body Surfing by Anita Shreve
Body Surfing
Anita Shreve
Another beautifully written book from this author, set against a New Hampshire seaside backdrop which she seems to love and indeed you want to be curled up on a veranda looking out to sea when reading this tale of a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2008
A Wedding in December by Anita Shreve
A Wedding in December
Anita Shreve
Not quite as in depth as some of her other novels, probably just because there are a lot of characters to deal with. Seven old college friend reunite for a wedding and old wounds, secrets and unresolved tensions come to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2006
Light on Snow by Anita Shreve
Light on Snow
Anita Shreve
I read this author’s first novel, Eden Close, and just knew that one day she would become a star. It’s taken longer than I’d expected and an Oprah Winfrey Book Club choice in America to really draw her out but...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/06/2005
Light on Snow by Anita Shreve
Light on Snow
Anita Shreve
I read this author’s first novel, Eden Close, and just knew that one day she would become a star. It’s taken longer than I’d expected and an Oprah Winfrey Book Club choice in America to really draw her out...
Format: Audio Cd (performance / Spoken Word) - Released: 07/10/2004
All He Ever Wanted by Anita Shreve
All He Ever Wanted
Anita Shreve
A dark novel of unrequited love. The central character is not the most likeable but you do feel sympathy for him, married to a woman he desperately loves but who has told him from the start she does not love...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2004
Sea Glass by Anita Shreve
Sea Glass
Anita Shreve
Shreve brings us some great characters along with a good historical novel based around the time of The Depression after the stock market collapse of 1929. If you don’t know much about this period she provides interesting insight into the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/11/2002
The Last Time They Met by Anita Shreve
The Last Time They Met
Anita Shreve
A beautifully written novel of lost love. The end of this book is a complete surprise and will make you want to read the novel all over again with this new perspective....
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/12/2001
Fortune's Rocks by Anita Shreve
Fortune's Rocks
Anita Shreve
This is considered one of her best novels and does deserve such praise. A wonderfully descriptive book, it is the attention to detail that makes this such an absorbing read, you can picture every line on each character’s face, each...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/01/2001
Resistance by Anita Shreve
Resistance
Anita Shreve
Anita Shreve's compelling fourth novel - set in German-occupied Belgium in 1943-44.
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/05/1996
Eden Close by Anita Shreve
Eden Close
Anita Shreve
A fiction debut from the author of The Weight of Water and The Pilot's Wife.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/1994

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