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Sea Glass by Anita Shreve
  

Sea Glass

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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 consequences of the crash for people, business and relationships again showing her great flair for attention to detail.

It is always a shame to finish one of her books so it’s a good job she’s fairly prolific.

If you like Anita Shreve you might also like to read books by Cathy Lamb, Mary Vensel White and Jojo Moyes.

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Synopsis

Sea Glass by Anita Shreve

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 at a nearby mill, where a labour conflict is erupting into violence. Shaken by forces they scarcely understand, Honora and Sexton try to build a marriage and 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 our time.

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When violence erupts, the ensuing tragedy is all the more heartbreaking when described with Shreve's polished restraint * DAILY MAIL * A finely written story of human beings pushed to the edge * SUNDAY MIRROR * Shreve skilfully unfolds her story of interlinking lives, displaying an intimate knowledge of the workings of the human heart * WOMAN AND HOME * A beautifully visualised novel of emotional discovery * SUNDAY TIMES *


About the Author

Anita Shreve

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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Book Info

Publication date

21st November 2002

Author

Anita Shreve

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Publisher

Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780349115177

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