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Shreve, Anita

Overview
Works: 186 works in 2,032 publications in 25 languages and 93,341 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Love stories  Drama  Film adaptations  Bildungsromans  War stories  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator
Classifications: PS3569.H7385, 813.54
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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 )
163 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 21 languages and held by 5,839 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 )
96 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 5,575 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 wedding in December : a novel by Anita Shreve( Book )
80 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 5,220 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 )
60 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 5,153 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' appearance rocks Linda, raises questions she had long abandoned, and inspires new dreams. The Last Time They Met moves backward to explore Linda's life years earlier, at age 26, when an affair with Thomas shattered her life, and at age 17, when they first met
Body surfing : a novel by Anita Shreve( Book )
67 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 5,059 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
Sea glass : a novel by Anita Shreve( Book )
64 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 5,053 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
All he ever wanted : a novel by Anita Shreve( Book )
73 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 5,001 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
Testimony : a novel by Anita Shreve( Book )
56 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 4,852 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. Writing with a pace and intensity surpassing even her own greatest work, Anita Shreve delivers in TESTIMONY a gripping emotional drama with the impact of a thriller. No one more compellingly >explores the dark impulses that sway the lives of seeming innocents, the needs and fears that drive ordinary men and women into intolerable dilemmas, and the ways in which our best intentions can lead to our worst transgressions
Fortune's rocks : a novel by Anita Shreve( Book )
97 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 4,463 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
The weight of water by Anita Shreve( Book )
90 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 4,200 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
A change in altitude : a novel by Anita Shreve( Book )
36 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,039 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
Rescue : a novel by Anita Shreve( Book )
58 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A rookie paramedic pulls a young woman alive from her totaled car, a first rescue that begins a lifelong tangle of love and wreckage. Sheila Arsenault is a gorgeous enigma--streetwise and tough-talking, with haunted eyes, fierce desires, and a never-look-back determination. Peter Webster, as straight an arrow as they come, falls for her instantly and entirely. Soon Sheila and Peter are embroiled in an intense love affair, married, and parents to a baby daughter. Like the crash that brought them together, it all happened so fast. Can you ever really save another person' Eighteen years later, Sheila is long gone and Peter is raising their daughter, Rowan, alone. But Rowan is veering dangerously off track, and for the first time in their ordered existence together, Webster fears for her future. His work shows him daily every danger the world contains, how wrong everything can go in a second. All the love a father can give a daughter is suddenly not enough. Sheila's sudden return may be a godsend--or it may be exactly the wrong moment for a lifetime of questions and anger and longing to surface anew. What tore a young family apart' Is there even worse damage ahead' The questions lifted up in Anita Shreve's utterly enthralling new novel are deep and lasting, and this is a novel that could only have been written by a master of the human heart
Resistance : a novel by Anita Shreve( Book )
58 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,200 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
Strange fits of passion by Anita Shreve( Book )
70 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,889 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
Eden Close : a novel by Anita Shreve( Book )
52 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 2,852 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 )
70 editions published between 1004 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,764 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
Stella Bain : a novel by Anita Shreve( Book )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,443 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."--
Rescue by Anita Shreve( Recording )
23 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,709 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 )
37 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,698 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
Light on snow by Anita Shreve( Recording )
34 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,568 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
 
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Alternative Names
Shreve, Anita, 1946-
Šrīva, Anita
שרב, אניטה
שרב, אניטה. לנדס, דורית
シュリーヴ, アニータ
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