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Fortune's Rocks by Anita Shreve
  

Fortune's Rocks

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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 subtle movement that they make. Another book of love, longing and loss beautifully told.

If you like Anita Shreve you might also like to read books by Hannah Richell, Nora Roberts and Peggy Riley.

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Synopsis

Fortune's Rocks by Anita Shreve

Set 100 years ago in Boston, Fortune's Rocks is a classic of literary and romantic storytelling. Fourteen-year-old Olympic Biddeford is spending the summer with her parents at their seasonal house at Fortune's Rocks. Her father handles her education himself and is in fact a publisher of mildly liberal literature. One author he admires, who also practises as a physician, comes to visit the house. 40 years old, married with four children, he still embarks on an affair with the adolescent girl. They have a swift, passionate summer, torn apart when they are discovered together during Olympic's fifteenth birthday party. She is taken back to Boston, her parents are mortified and remove themselves from society. When Olympic is delivered of a baby boy nine months later, he is taken from her and she finds herself in exile at a ladies college and then as a governess. She decides she must get her child back, which means returning to Fortune's Rocks… This sensuality of a girl's rite of passage, the descriptions of landscape, weather, music and light, are vintage Shreve and her seventh novel will thrill her many admirers.

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It seems like a mighty poem. FORTUNE'S ROCKS, you know, will prove much more than a place name * OBSERVER * A quiet but highly charged novel in which intense emotion is counterpointed with an evocation of landscape * Elizabeth Buchan, THE TIMES * A powerful portrait of that dangerous limbo of a girl's adolescence when she is no longer a child but not yet a woman * LITERARY REVIEW * Exceptionally fine . . . Shreve writes with power and passion * DAILY EXPRESS *


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

4th January 2001

Author

Anita Shreve

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Publisher

Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
464 pages

Categories

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

ISBN

9780349112763

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