Sea Glass by Anita Shreve

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With all the narrative power and emotional immediacy that have made her novels acclaimed international bestsellers, Anita Shreve unfolds a richly engaging tale of marriage, money, and troubled times-the story of a pair of young newlyweds who, setting out to build a life together in a derelict beach house on the Atlantic coast, soon discover how threatening the world outside their front door can be.

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 April 9, 2002 by Little, Brown and Company. 378 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Sports & Outdoors, Professional & Technical. Fiction

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Sexton’s stupid (but convincingly motivated) recklessness provokes a violent climax that puts an end to any hope for the burgeoning tenderness between Honora and McDermott, while Francis sees the two people he most loves brutally murdered.

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This serviceable production opens with Shreve explaining how her book took shape: she envisioned stories behind colorful glass fragments washed smooth over time by the sea.

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Book Reporter

The story evolves over a year's time, beginning several months before the great stock market crash, an event that acts as a character in much the same way as the pieces of sea glass that so beguile Honora.

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Suite 101

The second novel in the Outlander series chronicles the adventures of Jamie and Claire Fraser, and their participation in the Jacobite uprising of 1745.

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