Anything for Love

Anything for Love

by Sheila Rann, Rann

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ISBN-13: 9780446518307
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/1995
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 9.34(w) x 6.33(h) x 1.09(d)

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Anything for Love 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth, the beautiful protagonist, and struggling producer of documentary films has achieved sudden success and is here in Barcelona to produce a major film. Where a cracked piece of sidewalk was her executive offices she now flies first class. As the pages turn, we find out about her disassociated other self, Bethy, the hell bent, globe traveling ballet dancer she once was. More is revealed, Bethy hides the repressed terror of Elizabeth¿s past and her tormented inner world. Elizabeth always suspected there was an evil side to her young mother¿s death. Now, her journey of coming to turns as to what really happened and her own part in it, plays out against a background of love, international filmmaking, flamenco and bullfighting too. This book has something for everyone. It made me fly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't want to give away the ending but I must say that although I am not a teary person, (especially being a man), I really cried. Steven's story was completely unexpected. I'm not sure whether to call this book a literary romance, a psychological thriller or an action book. In any case, I recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In Anything For Love, Sheila Rann breaks apart one absolutely compelling woman into two absolutely compelling women, Elizabeth the successful filmmaker, and the tormented dancing Bethy, her younger self.This is a hard trick to pull off with one self often becoming a one-dimensional side kick to the main character. Not so here. Both were fabulously and vividly rendered roles. The story's literary treatment of the unforgivable acts of incest and rape emphasizes the inner mind workings of the characters involved. The events set in motion by those acts unfold in aprofoundly moving and dramatic story. In this vein it reminded me of Jane Smiley's treatment of this subject in A Thousand Acres, except that here there is a mysterious death to be solved . The love story was wonderful too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Because the author wrote this book in the first person, and I¿d read that she was a dancer herself, it was hard for me to accept that the book is fiction. It was too real. The story¿s outward mystery revolves around Elizabeth¿s quest to find out how her young mother really died. Was it murder, suicide, or simply illness? However, the novel¿s inner and fascinating journey is Elizabeth¿s revelation and acceptance of the family depravity that overtook her life as a child and teenager . Here, this author has really done her research. I too entered Elizabeth¿s fragmented mind and cheered her on to survive and accept herself as a woman worthy of the rapture and love now placed before her. I missed Elizabeth when the book was finished. I hope Sheila Rann will continue her in a sequel book.