Shes usually my goto author when im looking for some light but immersive reading. The latest book in this extremely popular series, called blue moon, arrives on bookshelves on october 29th. The summer of 1947 was unseasonably hot, leading to a drought that had devastating consequences for the state of maine. The stars are fire, by anita shreve, ignites history. Her 1998 novel, the pilots wife, sold millions of copies after oprah winfrey. The multivoice style really suited it, with various chapters narrated by some of the main protagonists but occasionally also minor ones. Instant new york times best seller from the new york times best selling author of the weight of water and the pilots wife an oprahs book club.
Shreves latest takes on natural disasters, public and private. Im a big fan of anita shreve, and ive read all of her books. Popular anita shreve books meet your next favorite book. Browse author series lists, sequels, pseudonyms, synopses, book covers, ratings and awards. Shreves novels sold millions of copies, especially after oprah winfrey chose the pilots wife for her book club in 1999. But she seems unable to transcend this category and is. Anita shreve passed away on march 29, 2018 at the age of 71. However, this book gripped me from the start and i really liked it all the way through. Shreves most recent novel was the stars are fire, in which a pregnant woman tries to protect her toddlers as fire ravages the coast of maine in. With stunning language and striking emotional intensity, anita shreve transports us to the exotic panoramas of africa and into the core of our most intimate relationships. That said, i would not have sought out anita shreve to read again, except for a recent first visit to maine, where its unique geography of multiple islands dotting the. Anita shreves most recent novel uses wildfires that raged through coastal maine in 1947 as the backdrop for the story of one womans extraordinary resilience. Born october 1945 to a pilot and a homemaker, anita shreve is the best selling author of the critically acclaimed novel, the pilots wife among others. Shreves thoughtful, provocative historical tale has modern resonance.
A nita shreve has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide, earning her place in popular fiction. As a young woman, shreve spent three years working as a journalist in nairobi, kenya, and her vivid descriptions clearly show an affection for the east african nation. See all books authored by anita shreve, including the stars are fire, and the pilots wife, and more on. Anita shreve is the acclaimed author of more than fifteen novels, including testimony. Its been three years since i last read an anita shreve novel. Shreve has written the most moving book of her career so far. But i think this book is different in that it really is about a child coming of age. And her most recent book, the stars are fire, published last year, draws on devastating wildfires that struck maine in 1947.
Her approimately 20 novels include the pilots wife, the weight of water, eden close, strange fits of passion, where or when, and resistance. Read it now enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to. Her awardwinning stories and nonfiction writings have appeared in many publications, including the. Shreves most recent novel rescue little, brown, 2010 took about 15 months, she says, but thats because she practically rewrote the manuscript after realizing shed given away the ending too early. The story begins, so it seems, at the end, when starcrossed lovers thomas and linda meet, after 26 years apart, at a writers conference. Anita shreve books february 27, 2011 this is also a virtual meetup group that gathers in 3d world on fridays, saturdays and sundays at 8. Anita shreve, a bestselling author whose novels explored change, loss and.
She was influenced early on in life by reading ethan frome by edith wharton whilst she was a junior in high school and also anything written by eugene oneill while she as a. Shreves novel tells the story of the great fires of maine from. I have read all of her books and had the opportunity to hear her read the first chapter of this book during a recent book tour. Shreves 17th novel is a tragic yet hopeful story of love, memory, loss, and rebuilding. Ill be the first to admit, i am a big fan of anita shreve. She died on march 29, 2018, at her home at newfields, new hampshire, from cancer. Anita shreve books list of books by author anita shreve. Some of shreves kenyan adventures also ended up in her books. Order of anita shreve books anita shreve is an american author of womens fiction, historical fiction, literary fiction, romantic fiction, psychological thrillers, family saga and nonfiction. The novels highlight shreves ability to illuminate womens lives across different eras and share a delightful detail. The obituary was featured in legacy on march 30, 2018. The brilliantly gripping new novel from the new york times bestselling author of the pilots wife an oprahs book club selection. A change in altitude by anita shreve nook book ebook. The pilots wife by anita shreve, light on snow by anita shreve, a wedding in december by anita shreve, the weight of wate.
Get this book free when you sign up for a 30day trial. See all books authored by anita shreve, including the stars are fire, and the pilots wife, and more. It is a book of small moments, a collection of seemingly simple themes that build to surprising and moving crescendoes. Anita hale shreve october 7, 1946 march 29, 2018 was an american writer, chiefly known for her novels. Shreve, known for crafting complex, multilayered protagonists. Written with reverse chronology, anita shreves new novel is a haunting story of mesmerising beauty, with a strong narrative pull that inescapably draws the reader in, and leaves its most stunning revelation until the very last pages.
The stars are fire, her new novel, is set in maine during the reallife disaster of 1947 when a severe drought caused a series of massive fires that burned out of control for 10 days. Anita hale shreve october 7, 1946 march 29, 2018 was an american writer, chiefly known. Anita shreves the stars are fire is the story of graces life after the fire, of her quest to secure housing and then financial security for herself and her children, and her discovery of the struggles and joys of independence. The weight of water sheds light as raw as that which floods the isles of shoals in the dark of winter. At the time i read the pilots wife, i also read quite a few other books by anita shreve that i recall enjoying, especially her most wellknown book, the weight of water. Anita shreve, 71, bestselling novelist who wrote weight of water. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at. We personally assess every book s quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures.
Yes, you could make that work if you wanted to, shreve says. Shreve s most recent novel was the stars are fire, in which a pregnant woman tries to protect her toddlers as fire ravages the coast of maine in 1947. Shreves novels were set in new england and touched on subjects as diverse as airplane crashes, textile mills and world war ii. Anita shreve was the american writer who explored themes of love, loss and betrayal in bestselling works of fiction. Her career took off in 1999 when oprah winfrey chose the pilots wife for oprahs book club. Anita shreve, 71, bestselling novelist who wrote weight. She peeked my interest at the book reading and i walked away wanting to know the rest of the story. Anita shreve, 71, bestselling novelist who wrote weight of water, is dead. With fourteen novels under her belt, including sea glass, the pilots wife, an oprahs book club selection, and the weight of water, both of which were made into movies, writer anita shreve returns with a change in altitude, which delves into the world of twentyeightyearold newlywed margaret as she seeks answers for questions arising after a lifechanging incident in distant kenya. A change in altitude reflects many of shreves familiar themes. Shreves most recent novel was the stars are fire, in which a pregnant woman tries to protect her. One of her first published stories, past the island, drifting published in 1975, was awarded an o.
Anita shreves most recent novel, the last time they met, explores the mysteries of love, grief, and longing with impressive clarity. Its brilliantly plotted, intelligently written truly remarkable. Im not a great fan of anita shreves recent output so i didnt have great expectations. Anita shreve began writing fiction while working as a high school teacher after graduating from tufts university. Signin to download and listen to this audiobook today. The family drama takes place in fictitious hartstone, vt. Written by anita shreve, audiobook narrated by robert petkoff, eve bianco, ellen archer. What i discovered was that testimony is a story different from shreves other novels. The pilots wife, which was a selection of oprahs book club. Shreves writing is spare, poetic, and completely captivating. Most of her novels deal with a woman who falls in love in some life altering waybut testimony is definitely different.
But after maureen suffers another brutal beating, she flees new york with her infant. The novel sold more than three million copies after it was selected for oprahs book club. Anita shreve, who explored themes of love, loss and betrayal in bestselling works of fiction, and whose 1998 novel, the pilots wife, sold millions of copies after oprah winfrey chose it. The fortune rocks quartet collects four of anita shreves most beloved novelsfortunes rocks, the pilots wife, sea glass, and body surfingfor the first time. Anita shreve, bestselling author who wrote of love and. Long before liane moriarty was spinning her big little lies, shreve was spicing up domestic doingsshe still is, as effectively as ever, this time with a narrative literally lit from within new york times. Unfortunately, most critics found the setting to be the novels only redeeming quality. Anita shreve was an american writer, chiefly known for her novels. From the new york times bestselling author of the weight of water and the pilots wife an oprahs book club selection. Author interview anita shreve, author of the stars are. Anita shreve has 37 books on goodreads with 542704 ratings. This book does not have the complex characters that have populated anita shreves novels in the past. All jack wants is to help an old couple and suddenly he is in the middle of a brutal gang war. Author anita shreves complete list of books and series in order, with the latest releases, covers, descriptions and availability.1047 142 381 686 411 720 530 1072 1253 1117 1046 45 1014 1374 204 855 169 175 1344 918 661 1275 1127 697 1677 441 553 1347 676 680 589 551 542 134 283 805 1474 213 452 255 1071