A Wedding in December by Anita Shreve
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At an inn in the Berkshire Mountains, seven former schoolmates gather to celebrate a wedding--a reunion that becomes the occasion of astonishing revelations as the friends collectively recall a long-ago night that indelibly marked each of their lives. Written with the fluent narrative artistry that distinguishes all of Anita Shreve's bestselling novels, A Wedding in December acutely probes the mysteries of the human heart and the endless allure of paths not taken.
 

About Anita Shreve

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Anita Shreve is the acclaimed author of 16 previous novels, including Rescue, A Change in Altitude; Testimony; The Pilot's Wife, which was a selection of Oprah's Book Club; and The Weight of Water, which was a finalist for England's Orange prize. She lives in Massachusetts.
 
Published November 1, 2007 by Little, Brown and Company. 336 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Seven former high-school friends gather at a beautifully restored Vermont inn owned by Nora, one of the group, for the wedding of Bill and Bridget, who spent their teen years locked at the hip and lip.

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Rounding out the reunion is Agnes, who stayed on at Kidd as a history teacher and is currently working on a novel about a terrible explosion that decimated the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, during World War I;

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Entertainment Weekly

The latest novel from best-selling author Anita Shreve (Light on Snow) chronicles a weekend in the life of seven fortysomething high school chums who gather at a scenic mountain B&B to celebrate the nuptials of one of their own.

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USA Today

Popular novelist Anita Shreve covers old ground in A Wedding in December, and not in a good way.Shreve obviously felt she had more to say about lost loves, bad marriages and life-shattering tragedies some of the building blocks of her earlier works.

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USA Today

He has a good job, nice home, beautiful wife and two healthy sons but believes nonetheless that life and true love slipped by him when he lost lovely Nora after Stephen died.

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Bestsellersworld

Nora explained to Harrison that Bridget was diagnosed with breast cancer and that is why Bill wanted the wedding to take place as soon as possible.

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A WEDDING IN DECEMBER is a well written character study that in some ways feels like a family drama as the seven former classmates attend the wedding of two of them while each ponders if they can regain paradise lost like Bill and Bridget are trying to do.

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Bookmarks Magazine

The 20-odd-year reunion of an old prep-school posse for a wedding brews the requisite mulling on love and loss, friends and estrangement, illness and disaster.

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Curious Book Fans

Anita Shreve is a writer I first discovered with her book ‘The Pilot’s Wife’ – a scarily prescient novel about a plane crash with a terrorist sub-plot.

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Cape Ann Beacon

Harrison can’t figure her out, but he realizes that the feelings he had had for her — frustrated by her relationship with his best friend — are still alive.

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