A novelist who combines sweepingly romantic plots with a keen understanding of the emotional complexities inherent in any relationship, Anita Shreve is a writer who understands the subtleties of the human mind, and heart.
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New Hampshire; Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
B.A., Tufts University
O. Henry Prize, 1975
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|Sometimes the Walls Do Talk|
|"A house with any kind of age will have dozens of stories to tell," says Shreve. "Until recently, I lived in an old house of my own ... Occasionally, when there was a fire in the large kitchen hearth and I was sitting beside it at the table, I imagined the people who had gone before me: The young woman who gave birth in the room just off the kitchen that was known as the borning room; the middle-aged woman who cried at the inattentions of her husband in the room that was our bedroom; the child who died of diphtheria croup in the room that belonged to my son. Sometimes I would have to force myself to realize that they, too, lived their lives in technicolor, that their experience of life was just as vivid and as immediate as mine."|
|The Best Book to Read First||Shreve in Audiobooks|
|The Pilot's Wife|
An Oprah's Book Club Pick, The Pilot’s Wife is a chance to experience Shreve in peak form. It's an engrossing thriller woven between the pages of a stirring meditation on love and betrayal.
|The Last Time They Met|
Anita Shreve, Narrated by Blair Brown
The story of former lovers who bump into each other at a literary festival examines the resilience of emotion and the extraordinary repercussions a single choice, even a single word, can have over a lifetime. It's narrated by Blair Brown.