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Anita Shreve - Author

About the Author

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.

 

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Featured books by Anita Shreve

The Lives of Stella Bain

The Lives of Stella Bain

Author: Anita Shreve Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/09/2014

Hauled in a cart to a field hospital in northern France in March 1916, an American woman wakes from unconsciousness to the smell of gas gangrene, the sounds of men in pain, and an almost complete loss of memory: she knows only that she can drive an ambulance, she can draw, and her name is Stella Bain. A stateless woman in a lawless country, Stella embarks on a journey to reconstruct her life. Suffering an agonising and inexplicable array of symptoms, she finds her way to London. There, Dr August Bridge, a cranial surgeon turned psychologist, is drawn to tracking her amnesia to its source. What brutality was she fleeing when she left the tranquil seclusion of a New England college campus to serve on the Front; for what crime did she need to atone - and whom did she leave behind? Vivid, intense and gripping, packed with secrets and revelations, The Lives of Stella Bain is at once a ravishing love story and an intense psychological mystery.

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The Lives of Stella Bain

The Lives of Stella Bain

Author: Anita Shreve Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/03/2014

Hauled in a cart to a field hospital in northern France in March 1916, an American woman wakes from unconsciousness to the smell of gas gangrene, the sounds of men in pain, and an almost complete loss of memory: she knows only that she can drive an ambulance, she can draw, and her name is Stella Bain. A stateless woman in a lawless country, Stella embarks on a journey to reconstruct her life. Suffering an agonising and inexplicable array of symptoms, she finds her way to London. There, Dr August Bridge, a cranial surgeon turned psychologist, is drawn to tracking her amnesia to its source. What brutality was she fleeing when she left the tranquil seclusion of a New England college campus to serve on the Front; for what crime did she need to atone - and whom did she leave behind?

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Rescue

Rescue

Author: Anita Shreve Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/02/2012

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 life-and-death scenarios Peter regularly encounters and the fraught family tension between father and daughter, the reader is gripped by the drama and emotion that Shreve so expertly builds.  Shreve is the bestelling author of Testimony, A Change in Altitude and the Orange prize shotlisted The Weight of Water.

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Other books by Anita Shreve

The Stars are Fire

The Stars are Fire

Author: Anita Shreve Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2018

The brilliantly gripping new novel from the New York Times best-selling author of The Pilot's Wife (an Oprah's Book Club selection). 'Long before Liane Moriarty was spinning her Big Little Lies, Shreve was spicing up domestic doings..She still is, as effectively as ever, this time with a narrative literally lit from within' New York Times Hot breath on Grace's face. Claire is screaming, and Grace is on her feet. As she lifts her daughter, a wall of fire fills the window. Perhaps a quarter of a mile back, if even that. Where's Gene? Didn't he come home? 1947. Fires are racing along the coast of Maine after a summer-long drought, ravaging thousands of acres, causing unprecedented confusion and fear. Five months pregnant, Grace Holland is left alone to protect her two toddlers when her difficult and unpredictable husband Gene joins the volunteers fighting to bring the fire under control. Along with her best friend, Rosie, and Rosie's two young children, the women watch in horror as their houses go up in flames, then walk into the ocean as a last resort. They spend the night frantically trying to save their children. When dawn comes, they have miraculously survived, but their lives are forever changed: homeless, penniless, and left to face an uncertain future. As Grace awaits news of her husband's fate, she is thrust into a new world in which she must make a life on her own, beginning with absolutely nothing; she must find work, a home, a way to provide for her children. In the midst of devastating loss, Grace discovers glorious new freedoms - joys and triumphs she could never have expected her narrow life with Gene could contain - and her spirit soars. And then the unthinkable happens, and Grace's bravery is tested as never before.

Alles, was er wollte

Alles, was er wollte

Author: Anita Shreve Format: eBook Release Date: 16/04/2018

Spannend und einfuhlsam erzahlt die gefeierte Autorin Anita Shreve die faszinierend zeitlose Geschichte einer ungleichen, zerstorerischen Liebe.Das Feuer musste in der Hotelkuche ausgebrochen sein, und sofort griff es auf den Speisesaal uber. Ehe Nicholas Van Tassel es sich versah, sturzten die Gaste auf die Strae, hinaus in die schutzende Kalte des eisigen Dezembertags 1899. Und mitten in dem heillosen Durcheinander der uberwaltigende Anblick einer jungen Frau, die ihn nicht einmal wahrnahm und von der er doch in derselben Sekunde wusste, dass er sie besitzen musste. Es gelingt ihm, Etna Bliss wiederzutreffen - die seine Leidenschaft nicht erwidert, seinem selbstbewussten Werben aber nachgibt. Die Liebe, so macht Nicholas sich glauben, die Liebe kommt mit der Zeit. Etna wird schnell seine Frau und begegnet seiner wachsenden Eifersucht beherrscht und freundlich. Und doch scheint auch sie dieses Gefuhl zu kennen, bedingungslos fur jemanden zu gluhen...

Der einzige Kuss

Der einzige Kuss

Author: Anita Shreve Format: eBook Release Date: 16/04/2018

Eine Ehe in den 30er Jahren, die Weltwirtschaftskrise und die Macht des Schicksals sind die Protagonisten in diesem spannenden Liebesdrama aus der Feder von Bestsellerautorin Anita Shreve!Ein romantisches Haus an der Atlantikkuste, eine junge Frau in mandarinfarbenem Kostum und Strohhut, an ihrer Seite ein Mann mit gebraunten Armen: der Mann, den sie gerade geheiratet hat. Hier, an den Klippen Neuenglands, wollen Honora und Sexton ihr Leben einrichten. Doch das einsam gelegene Haus wird zum Treffpunkt einer verbotenen Liebe ...

Der weie Klang der Wellen

Der weie Klang der Wellen

Author: Anita Shreve Format: eBook Release Date: 16/04/2018

Eine leidenschaftliche Geschichte um Liebe, Verrat und Bestimmung von der gefeierten Bestseller-Autorin Anita ShreveEs gibt keine zufalligen Begegnungen. Als Linda auf einem Literaturfestival in Toronto Thomas, die groe Liebe und den Schmerz ihres Lebens, nach Jahren wieder trifft, wissen beide, dass sie nun der Macht nie gelebter Gefuhle ausgeliefert sind.

Gefesselt in Seide

Gefesselt in Seide

Author: Anita Shreve Format: eBook Release Date: 16/04/2018

Hochspannend erzahlt Bestseller-Autorin Anita Shreve in ihrem Roman von einer jungen Frau und ihrem Kampf um einen Neubeginn.In panischer Angst verlasst Maureen ihren Mann und flieht mit ihrem Baby aus New York in ein weit entferntes Fischerdorf. Jahrelang hat sie seine Misshandlungen vor anderen verheimlicht und vor sich selbst entschuldigt. Fast gelingen ihr ein Neuanfang und auch eine neue Liebe, doch schon bald spurt ihr Mann sie auf. Als er schlielich vor ihr steht, nimmt die Tragodie ihren Lauf.

Stille uber dem Schnee

Stille uber dem Schnee

Author: Anita Shreve Format: eBook Release Date: 16/04/2018

Ein tragisches Geheimnis aus der Vergangenheit und ein Findelkind im Schnee - Einfuhlsam beschreibt Anita Shreve eine besondere Vater-Tochter-BeziehungZusammen mit seiner zwolfjahrigen Tochter Nicky hat sich der erfolgreiche Architekt Robert Dillon ins einsame New Hampshire zuruckgezogen. Doch erst als die beiden in dem verschneiten Wald hinter ihrem Farmhaus ein erfrierendes Neugeborenes finden, stellen sie sich der Tragodie, die sie an diesen menschenleeren Ort gefuhrt hat ... Eine beruhrende Geschichte uber die Geheimnisse, die wir in uns tragen und doch irgendwann miteinander teilen mussen, um Erlosung zu finden.

Verschlossenes Paradies

Verschlossenes Paradies

Author: Anita Shreve Format: eBook Release Date: 16/04/2018

Die Liebe einer Kindheit, die Schrecken einer Nacht - die gefeierte Autorin Anita Shreve uber die Vergangenheit, der wir nicht entkommen konnenAndrew, ein erfolgreicher Werbeberater, kehrt zum Begrabnis seiner Mutter in die Heimatstadt nordlich von New York zuruck. Die Heimkehr lost bei ihm die Erinnerungen an jenes entsetzliche Verbrechen im Nachbarhaus aus, bei dem seine Jugendliebe Eden ihr Augenlicht verlor und ihr Vater ermordet wurde. Erst jetzt wagt Andrew, den Ereignissen auf den Grund zu gehen, und stot dabei auf ein dusteres Geheimnis.

The Stars are Fire

The Stars are Fire

Author: Anita Shreve Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/05/2017

The brilliantly gripping new novel from the New York Times best-selling author of The Pilot's Wife (an Oprah's Book Club selection). Hot breath on Grace's face. Claire is screaming, and Grace is on her feet. As she lifts her daughter, a wall of fire fills the window. Perhaps a quarter of a mile back, if even that. Where's Gene? Didn't he come home? 1947. Fires are racing along the coast of Maine after a summer-long drought, ravaging thousands of acres, causing unprecedented confusion and fear. Five months pregnant, Grace Holland is left alone to protect her two toddlers when her difficult and unpredictable husband Gene joins the volunteers fighting to bring the fire under control. Along with her best friend, Rosie, and Rosie's two young children, the women watch in horror as their houses go up in flames, then walk into the ocean as a last resort. They spend the night frantically trying to save their children. When dawn comes, they have miraculously survived, but their lives are forever changed: homeless, penniless, and left to face an uncertain future. As Grace awaits news of her husband's fate, she is thrust into a new world in which she must make a life on her own, beginning with absolutely nothing; she must find work, a home, a way to provide for her children. In the midst of devastating loss, Grace discovers glorious new freedoms - joys and triumphs she could never have expected her narrow life with Gene could contain - and her spirit soars. And then the unthinkable happens, and Grace's bravery is tested as never before.

Stars Are Fire

Stars Are Fire

Author: Anita Shreve Format: eBook Release Date: 18/04/2017

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERFrom the New York Times best-selling author of The Weight of Water and The Pilot's Wife (an Oprah's Book Club selection): an exquisitely suspenseful new novel about an extraordinary young woman tested by a catastrophic event and its devastating aftermath--based on the true story of the largest fire in Maine's history In October 1947, after a summer long drought, fires break out all along the Maine coast from Bar Harbor to Kittery and are soon racing out of control from town to village. Five months pregnant, Grace Holland is left alone to protect her two toddlers when her husband, Gene, joins the volunteer firefighters. Along with her best friend, Rosie, and Rosie's two young children, Grace watches helplessly as their houses burn to the ground, the flames finally forcing them all into the ocean as a last resort. The women spend the night frantically protecting their children, and in the morning find their lives forever changed: homeless, penniless, awaiting news of their husbands' fate, and left to face an uncertain future in a town that no longer exists. In the midst of this devastating loss, Grace discovers glorious new freedoms--joys and triumphs she could never have expected her narrow life with Gene could contain--and her spirit soars. And then the unthinkable happens--and Grace's bravery is tested as never before.

Das Gewicht des Wassers

Das Gewicht des Wassers

Author: Anita Shreve Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2016

Der Segeltorn der Fotoreporterin Jean mit ihrer Familie, ihrem Schwager und dessen Freundin sollte eigentlich der Recherche eines uber 100 Jahre zuruckliegenden Mordes an zwei jungen Norwegerinnen dienen. Doch schon bald entsteht an Bord des Bootes eine Atmosphare von erotischer Spannung und Eifersucht, die unweigerlich in einer dramatischen Katastrophe endet ...

Das Echo der verlorenen Dinge

Das Echo der verlorenen Dinge

Author: Anita Shreve Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2015

Eine Frau irrt durch die Straen von London. Es ist Herbst 1916, die Stadt ist vom Krieg gezeichnet, und sie ist auf der Suche, doch sie wei nicht, wonach. Denn Stella Bain hat ihre Erinnerung verloren - an ihren wahren Namen, an ihre Herkunft. Ihre letzte Hoffnung ist der junge Arzt August Bridge, der sie bei sich aufnimmt. Mit einer neuen Methode, der Psychoanalyse, mochte er ihr helfen, und in Augusts Obhut gelingt es Stella, die schmerzhaften Bilder zuzulassen. Als sie sich ihrer Vergangenheit stellen will und in ihre Heimat USA reist, erfahrt sie tiefe Ablehnung: Sie ist eine Frau, die ihre Familie verlassen musste. Stella mochte ihre Kinder zuruck, und sie ist bereit, um sie zu kampfen.

The Lives of Stella Bain

The Lives of Stella Bain

Author: Anita Shreve Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/09/2014

Hauled in a cart to a field hospital in northern France in March 1916, an American woman wakes from unconsciousness to the smell of gas gangrene, the sounds of men in pain, and an almost complete loss of memory: she knows only that she can drive an ambulance, she can draw, and her name is Stella Bain. A stateless woman in a lawless country, Stella embarks on a journey to reconstruct her life. Suffering an agonising and inexplicable array of symptoms, she finds her way to London. There, Dr August Bridge, a cranial surgeon turned psychologist, is drawn to tracking her amnesia to its source. What brutality was she fleeing when she left the tranquil seclusion of a New England college campus to serve on the Front; for what crime did she need to atone - and whom did she leave behind? Vivid, intense and gripping, packed with secrets and revelations, The Lives of Stella Bain is at once a ravishing love story and an intense psychological mystery.

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The Lives of Stella Bain

The Lives of Stella Bain

Author: Anita Shreve Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/05/2014

Hauled in a cart to a field hospital in northern France in March 1916, an American woman wakes from unconsciousness to the smell of gas gangrene, the sounds of men in pain, and an almost complete loss of memory: she knows only that she can drive an ambulance, she can draw, and her name is Stella Bain. A stateless woman in a lawless country, Stella embarks on a journey to reconstruct her life. Suffering an agonising and inexplicable array of symptoms, she finds her way to London. There, Dr August Bridge, a cranial surgeon turned psychologist, is drawn to tracking her amnesia to its source. What brutality was she fleeing when she left the tranquil seclusion of a New England college campus to serve on the Front; for what crime did she need to atone - and whom did she leave behind? Vivid, intense and gripping, packed with secrets and revelations, The Lives of Stella Bain is at once a ravishing love story and an intense psychological mystery.

Beim Leben meiner Familie

Beim Leben meiner Familie

Author: Anita Shreve Format: eBook Release Date: 14/05/2013

Webster rettet Sheila das Leben. Er ist Rettungssanitater, jung und enthusiastisch. Sie ist auf der Flucht vor ihrem alten Leben, rastlos und reizbar. Webster verliebt sich in die eigenwillige, schone Frau. Fur eine allzukurze Zeit sind sie glucklich miteinander, doch dann fuhlt sich Sheila von dem beschaulichen Leben eingeengt und fluchtet in den Alkohol. Nicht lange nachdem ihre Tochter Rowan geboren wird, verschwindet Sheila. Achtzehn Jahre vergehen, ohne dass Webster je von ihr hort. Aber als sich Rowan plotzlich verandert, rebelliert und sich ihm entzieht, wei Webster, dass nur eine Person seiner Tochter helfen kann: Sheila. Ein Roman, der von dem tragischen Zerbrechen einer Familie erzhlt, und von der Frage, wie viel man bereit ist aufzugeben, um die Menschen zu schtzen, die man liebt.

Die Frau des Piloten

Die Frau des Piloten

Author: Anita Shreve Format: eBook Release Date: 12/03/2013

Als Kathryns geliebter Ehemann Jack bei einem mysteriosen Flugzeugabsturz ums Leben kommt, wird uber Selbstmord gemunkelt. Doch Kathryn will das nicht glauben und versucht der Sache auf den Grund zu gehen. Dabei tut sich ein furchtbarer Verdacht auf ...

Das erste Jahr ihrer Ehe

Das erste Jahr ihrer Ehe

Author: Anita Shreve Format: eBook Release Date: 10/12/2012

Ein Jahr in Kenia: Nur wenige Monate nach ihrer Hochzeit beschlieen Margaret und Patrick, sich auf ein groes Abenteuer einzulassen. Sie wollen gemeinsam nach Afrika gehen, um dort als Journalist und Arzt zu arbeiten. Doch sehr bald erkennt Margaret, wie wenig sie von diesem fremden Kontinent wei - und wie wenig von ihrem Mann Patrick.

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