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A Change in Altitude: A Novel

By: Anita Shreve

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Back Bay Books: May 2010

Seller ID: 85900

ISBN: 0316020710

Condition: Used - Good


Margaret and Patrick have been married just a few months when they set off on what they hope will be a great adventure-a year living in Kenya. Margaret quickly realizes there is a great deal she doesn't know about the complex mores of her new home, and about her own husband. A British couple invites the newlyweds to join on a climbing expedition to Mount Kenya, and they eagerly agree. But during their harrowing ascent, a horrific accident occurs. In the aftermath of ... View more info

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All He Ever Wanted: A Novel

By: Anita Shreve

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Back Bay Books: January 2004

Seller ID: 96169

ISBN: 0316735736

Condition: Used - Good


"A marriage is always two intersecting stories." This realization comes perhaps too late to the husband of Etna Bliss-a man whose obsession with his young wife begins at the moment of their first meeting, as he helps Etna and her companions escape from a fire in a hotel restaurant, and culminates in a marriage doomed by secrets and betrayal. Written with the intelligence and grace that are the hallmarks of Anita Shreve's bestselling novels, this gripping tale of desire, ... View more info

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The Weight of Water

By: Anita Shreve

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Back Bay Books: January 1998

Seller ID: 36191

ISBN: 0316780375

Condition: Used - Good


"I wonder this: If you take a woman and push her to the edge, how will she behave?" The question is posed by Jean, a photographer, who arrives on Smuttynose Island, off the coast of New Hampshire, to research a century-old crime. As she immerses herself in the details of the case--an outburst of passion that resulted in the deaths of two women--Jean herself enters precarious emotional territory. The suspicion that her husband is having an affair burgeons into jealousy an... View more info

Fortune's Rocks: A Novel

By: Anita Shreve

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Little, Brown: November 2002

Seller ID: 42880

ISBN: 0316734837

Condition: Used - Good


Everywhere hailed for its emotional intensity and unflagging narrative momentum, this magnificent novel transports us to the turn of the twentieth century, to the world of a prominent Boston family summering on the New Hampshire coast, and to the social orbit of a spirited young woman who falls into a passionate, illicit affair with an older man, with cataclysmic results. View more info

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Light on Snow

By: Anita Shreve

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Back Bay Books: September 2005

Seller ID: 83215

ISBN: 0316010677

Condition: Used - Acceptable


What makes a family? That's what twelve-year-old Nicky Dillon wonders after she and her widowed father discover a wailing abandoned baby in the snow-filled woods near their New Hampshire home. Through the days that follow, the Dillons and an unexpected visitor who soon turns up at their door-a young woman evidently haunted by her own terrible choices-face a thicket of decisions, each seeming to carry equal possibilities of heartbreak and redemption. Writing with all the ... View more info

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Rescue: A Novel

By: Anita Shreve

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Back Bay Books: June 2011

Seller ID: 94872

ISBN: 0316020737

Condition: Used - Good


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 Peter is soon embroiled in an intense love affair--and in Sheila's troubled world."" Eighteen years later, Sheila is long gone and Peter is raising their daughter, Rowan, alone. But Rowan is veering dangerously off course, and for the first time in their quiet life together Peter fears for her... View more info

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Stella Bain

By: Anita Shreve

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: November 2013

Seller ID: 111731

ISBN: 0316098868

Condition: Used - Good


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 remem... View more info

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Sea Glass: A Novel

By: Anita Shreve

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Back Bay Books: January 2003

Seller ID: 71674

ISBN: 0316089699

Condition: Used - Good


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. View more info

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Testimony: A Novel

By: Anita Shreve

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Back Bay Books: May 2009

Seller ID: 118975

ISBN: 0316067342

Condition: Used - Good


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, ... View more info

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Sea Glass: A Novel

By: Anita Shreve

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Back Bay Books: January 2003

Seller ID: 62790

ISBN: 0316089699

Condition: Used - Good


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. View more info

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The Last Time They Met: A Novel

By: Anita Shreve

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Back Bay Books: January 2002

Seller ID: 123337

ISBN: 0316781266

Condition: Used - Acceptable


From the last time Linda and Thomas meet, at a charmless hotel in a distant city, to the moment, thirty-five years earlier, when a chance encounter on a rocky beach binds them fatefully together, this hypnotically compelling novel unfolds a tale of intense passion, drama, and suspense. The Last Time They Met is a singularly ambitious and accomplished work by one of today's most widely celebrated novelists. View more info

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Light on Snow

By: Anita Shreve

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Back Bay Books: September 2005

Seller ID: 124097

ISBN: 0316010677

Condition: Used - Acceptable


What makes a family? That's what twelve-year-old Nicky Dillon wonders after she and her widowed father discover a wailing abandoned baby in the snow-filled woods near their New Hampshire home. Through the days that follow, the Dillons and an unexpected visitor who soon turns up at their door-a young woman evidently haunted by her own terrible choices-face a thicket of decisions, each seeming to carry equal possibilities of heartbreak and redemption. Writing with all the ... View more info

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The Stars Are Fire: A novel

By: Anita Shreve

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Knopf: May 2017

Seller ID: 110789

ISBN: 0385350902

Condition: Used - Very Good


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Where or When : A Novel

By: Anita Shreve, Virginia Barber

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Harvest Books: May 1999

Seller ID: 65879

ISBN: 0156006529

Condition: Used - Good


Leafing through his newspaper's literary supplement one day, Charles Callahan, a middle-aged insurance broker, spots a photograph of his first love, Sian Richards. Married, faithfully if not happily, with three daughters and a struggling business, Charles writes to Sian, a published poet, also married and mother of two children. Sian writes back, and as their correspondence develops into intimacy, three decades after their childhood affair, they agree to meet again. Swep... View more info

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Where or When

By: Anita Shreve, Virginia Barber

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harvest Books: October 2005

Seller ID: 15887

ISBN: 0156031272

Condition: Used - Good


What would you do if out of the blue, you received a letter from your first love? Sian Richards sees no reason why she can't write back to Charles Callahan. After all, it's been thirty years and they are both married with families. But when they decide to meet again, an innocent correspondence becomes a dangerous intimacy. Swept up in the past and consumed by an obsessive love, Charles and Sian risk everything to be together. A heart-wrenching, suspenseful story with an ... View more info

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Where or When : A Novel

By: Anita Shreve, Virginia Barber

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Harvest Books: May 1999

Seller ID: 15896

ISBN: 0156006529

Condition: Used - Good


Leafing through his newspaper's literary supplement one day, Charles Callahan, a middle-aged insurance broker, spots a photograph of his first love, Sian Richards. Married, faithfully if not happily, with three daughters and a struggling business, Charles writes to Sian, a published poet, also married and mother of two children. Sian writes back, and as their correspondence develops into intimacy, three decades after their childhood affair, they agree to meet again. Swep... View more info

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Miss Julia Takes Over

By: Ann B. Ross

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics): May 2002

Seller ID: 11173

ISBN: 0142000892

Condition: Used - Good


When Miss Julia burst on the scene in her fictional debut, Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind, this proper lady of a certain age found her orderly world turned upside down when Hazel Marie Puckett appeared with her nine-year-old son, Little Lloyd, who looked disturbingly similar to Miss Julia's late husband. Now, in Miss Julia Takes Over, with her sharp tongue and iron backbone intact, Miss Julia must tackle another disruption when Hazel Marie doesn't return from a dinner dat... View more info

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Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind: A Novel

By: Ann B. Ross

Price: $6.00

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks: September 2000

Seller ID: 103505

ISBN: 0688177751

Condition: Used - Good


Miss Julia, a recently bereaved and newly wealthy widow, is only slightly bemused when one Hazel Marie Puckett appears at her door with a youngster in tow and unceremoniously announces that the child is the bastard son of Miss Julia's late husband. Suddenly, this longtime church member and pillar of her small Southern community finds herself in the center of an unseemly scandal-and the guardian of a wan nine-year-old whose mere presence turns her life upside down. ... View more info

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The Last Summer (of You and Me)

By: Ann Brashares

Price: $7.00

Publisher: N/A: May 2008

Seller ID: 74143

ISBN: 1594483086

Condition: Used - Acceptable


From the "New York Times-"bestselling author of "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants "Ann Brashares comes her first adult novel In the town of Waterby on Fire Island, the rhythms and rituals of summer are sacrosanct: the ceremonial arrivals and departures by ferry; yacht club dinners with terrible food and breathtaking views; the virtual decree against shoes; and the generational parade of sandy, sun-bleached kids, running, swimming, squealing, and coming of ag... View more info

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The Last Summer (of You and Me)

By: Ann Brashares

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover: June 2007

Seller ID: 54848

ISBN: 1594489173

Condition: Used - Good


From the author of the multimillion-copy, #1 bestselling series "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" comes a heartbreaking first adult novel. Ann Brashares's series, "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," has made her one of the most successful contemporary authors, shipping more than 8 million copies over the last five years and winning even more millions of passionate fans. Now, like Judy Blume ("Summer Sisters") before her, Brashares turns her spectacular gifts t... View more info