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Shreve, Anita

Overview
Works: 351 works in 2,695 publications in 23 languages and 90,664 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Bildungsromans  Drama  History  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3569.H7385, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Anita Shreve
 
Most widely held works by Anita Shreve
The pilot's wife : a novel by Anita Shreve( Book )

160 editions published between 1997 and 2019 in 13 languages and held by 5,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a pilot dies in the crash of an airliner, his wife discovers he was a bigamist. A face-to-face follows between the legal wife, Kathryn of Boston by whom he had one child, and the other woman, Muire, who lives in England with their two children. By the author of The Weight of Water
Light on snow : a novel by Anita Shreve( Book )

84 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 4,990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a father and his daughter find an abandoned infant in the snow, the event forever alters the 11-year-old's understanding of the world. A brilliant and beautiful contemporary novel about love and memory from the author of the bestselling novels All He Ever Wanted and The Pilots Wife. The events of a December afternoon, during which a father and his daughter find an abandoned infant in the snow, will forever alter the 11-year-old girls understanding of the world and the adults who inhabit it: a father who has taken great pains to remove himself from society in order to put an unthinkable tragedy behind him; a young woman who must live with the consequences of the terrible choices she has made; and a detective whose cleverness is exceeded only by his sense of justice. Written from the point of view of 30-year-old Nicky as she recalls the vivid images of that fateful December, her tale is one of love and courage, of tragedy and redemption, and of the ways in which the human heart always seeks to heal itself
A wedding in December : a novel by Anita Shreve( Book )

91 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathering to attend a wedding in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, seven former classmates find the reunion marked by the death of a spouse, a traumatic past event, a shocking secret, and health issues
The last time they met : a novel by Anita Shreve( Book )

106 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 4,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man and a woman sustain a life-long passionate relationship even though they have been together only three times. At a literary festival in Toronto, Linda Fallon encounters the man who was once at the center of her life: Thomas Janes, the famous poet. Since last seeing him, she has married, given birth, and been widowed. Thomas's appearance rocks Linda, raises questions she had long abandoned, and inspires new dreams
Sea glass : a novel by Anita Shreve( Book )

61 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Honora and Sexton Beecher are rendered penniless by the crash of the stock market, Sexton is forced to work in a nearby mill that is plagued by violence, and as they try to reconstruct their lives, they are confronted by passions of every kind
Body surfing : a novel by Anita Shreve( Book )

72 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 4,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struggling to start over again after being divorced and widowed while still in her twenties, Sydney tutors the daughter of a wealthy couple during a New Hampshire summer but finds herself caught up in a bitter family squabble
Testimony : a novel by Anita Shreve( Book )

65 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 4,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. A Pandora's box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voices--those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal--that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment
All he ever wanted : a novel by Anita Shreve( Book )

68 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Years after escaping from a hotel fire and encountering an elusive woman, whom he subsequently married and divorced, a man travels from New England to Florida by train and remembers the relationship
Fortune's rocks : a novel by Anita Shreve( Book )

128 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 4,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1890s Boston, a 15-year-old upper-class girl is banished to a convent following an affair with a married doctor which left her pregnant. The girl is forced to surrender the child for adoption, but she subsequently goes to court to recuperate it, and eventually marries the doctor. A study in the mores and manners of the day
A change in altitude : a novel by Anita Shreve( Book )

49 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newlyweds Margaret and Patrick join a climbing expedition to Mount Kenya, and during their harrowing ascent, a horrific accident occurs. In the aftermath of the tragedy, Margaret struggles to understand what happened on the African mountain and how these events have transformed her and her marriage, perhaps forever
The weight of water by Anita Shreve( Book )

94 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of marital intrigue. The protagonist is a woman photographer sent to investigate an old murder on an island. She takes along her husband, the husband's brother and the brother's girlfriend. Problems arise when the husband develops an interest in the other woman. By the author of Resistance
Rescue : a novel by Anita Shreve( Book )

56 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Webster is a rookie paramedic when he pulls a young woman out of a car wreck that should have killed her. Sheila Arsenault haunts his thoughts, and despite his misgivings Webster is soon embroiled in an intense love affair - and in her troubled life. Eighteen years later, Sheila is long gone and Webster is raising their daughter, Rowan, alone. But Rowan is veering dangerously off course, and for the first time in their quiet existence together, Webster fears for her future. Now he must seek out the only person who may be able to help Rowan. Webster's search unleashes the dangerous questions he has carefully kept at bay: Why did a mother leave her family? How did the marriage of two people so deeply in love unravel? To save his daughter from self-destructing, Webster must risk losing her forever. With luminous language and stunning emotional clarity, Anita Shreve, "a master of domestic drama" (Boston Globe), brings us a story about trespass and forgiveness, secrets and the seismic force of the truth. Rescue is a powerful portrayal of a family trying to understand its fractured past and begin again
The stars are fire by Anita Shreve( Book )

39 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 3,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In October, 1947, after a summer-long drought, fires began near Bar Harbor and raced along the coast of Maine, ravaging two hundred thousand acres--the largest fire in Maine's history. In the southern part of the state, people were forced into the sea to escape the flames. Five months pregnant, Grace Holland is left alone to protect her two toddlers when her 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 in a town that no longer exists. 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"--
Resistance : a novel by Anita Shreve( Book )

62 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In World War II, an American flier is shot down over Belgium. He is rescued by a farmer and his wife who are in the resistance. The wife cares for the airman's wounds and while the husband is away they have a doomed affair which ends in betrayal
Stella Bain : a novel by Anita Shreve( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 2,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An epic story, set against the backdrop of World War I, from bestselling author Anita Shreve. When an American woman, Stella Bain, is found suffering from severe shell shock in an exclusive garden in London, surgeon August Bridge and his wife selflessly agree to take her in. A gesture of goodwill turns into something more as Bridge quickly develops a clinical interest in his houseguest. Stella had been working as a nurse's aide near the front, but she can't remember anything prior to four months earlier when she was found wounded on a French battlefield. In a narrative that takes us from London to America and back again, Shreve has created an engrossing and wrenching tale about love and the meaning of memory, set against the haunting backdrop of a war that destroyed an entire generation."--
Eden Close : a novel by Anita Shreve( Book )

71 editions published between 1981 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After many years away, Andrew returns to his hometown to attend his mother's funeral. While there he is drawn into the tragic legacy of a childhood friend, Eden Close. Young and beautiful, Eden had sought the attention of Andrew's friends and acceptance from a mother who didn't want her. When the sounds of gunshots echoed through the town one night, however, Eden's life was changed forever. Now, seventeen years later, Andrew begins to unravel the layers of thwarted love in Eden's tormented family
Where or when : a novel by Anita Shreve( Book )

78 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After three decades of being apart, Charles Callahan finds his first love Sian and they meet again and again knowning their meetings must end
Strange fits of passion by Anita Shreve( Book )

64 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Amesbury didn't run far enough. For soon there would be murder, a rape charge, and suicide in St. Hilaire. And then one last betrayal that would haunt her to the grave
Rescue by Anita Shreve( Recording )

37 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After rescuing a woman from a devastating crash, paramedic Peter Webster became personally involved with the patient. It was a lusty but troubled marriage that resulted in a daughter. Nineteen years after she ran out on him and their daughter, Peter receives a call from Sheila, who is desperate to return to her family
Testimony by Anita Shreve( Recording )

54 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. A Pandora's box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voice that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment
 
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The pilot's wife : a novel
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Light on snow : a novelA wedding in December : a novelThe last time they met : a novelSea glass : a novelBody surfing : a novelTestimony : a novelAll he ever wanted : a novelFortune's rocks : a novel
Alternative Names
Anita Shreve Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Anita Shreve amerikai író

Anita Shreve amerikansk författare

Anita Shreve écrivaine américaine

Anita Shreve escriptora estatunidenca

Anita Shreve escritora estadounidense

Anita Shreve scrittrice americana

Anita Shreve US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Anita Shreve yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Shreve, Anita 1946-

Shreve, Anita, 1946-2018

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Šrīva, Anita

Анита Шрив

שרב, אניטה

שרב, אניטה. לנדס, דורית

슈레브, 아니타 1946-2018

슈리브, 애니타 1946-2018

아니타 슈레브 1946-2018

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シュリーヴ, アニータ

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