The Fortune's Rocks Quartet: Fortune's Rocks, Sea Glass, The Pilot's Wife, Body Surfing

The Fortune's Rocks Quartet: Fortune's Rocks, Sea Glass, The Pilot's Wife, Body Surfing

by Anita Shreve

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Overview

THE FORTUNE'S ROCKS QUARTET collects four of Anita Shreve's most beloved novels-Fortune's Rocks, The Pilot's Wife, Sea Glass, and Body Surfing-for the first time. The novels highlight Shreve's ability to illuminate women's lives across different eras and share a delightful detail: they are all set in the same coastal New England home, one that has inspired Shreve for over a decade. Any house with age to it can tell a million stories about the families who have lived there, and Shreve has been quoted as saying, ''You could base an entire life's work on the people who come in and out of a house.''



Fortune's Rocks depicts a spirited young woman at the turn of the 20th century who falls into a passionate, illicit affair with an older man. In Sea Glass, a young couple's new marriage is rocked to the core by the 1929 stock market crash. The Pilot's Wife brings us to the present day, where Kathryn is unprepared her for the late-night knock that lets her know her husband has been killed in a plane crash. Sydney, the heroine of Body Surfing has already been once divorced and once widowed by the age of 29, and finds the fragile existence she has rebuilt for herself threatened when two brothers vie for her affections.



"There's something addictive about Shreve's tales," according to USA TODAY, and this quality is on full display in the critically acclaimed novels of THE FORTUNE'S ROCKS QUARTET. No one writes more compellingly than Anita Shreve about marriage, family, the depths of our strength and resolve, and the supreme courage that it takes to love.



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316183574
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 11/01/2010
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 1312
Sales rank: 267,794
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Anita Shreve is the acclaimed author of more than a dozen novels, including A Change in Altitude, Testimony; her best-known book, 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. Her book Resistance was turned into a movie with the same name. She is a writer who combines seemingly effortless prose with riveting storytelling.

Hometown:

New Hampshire; Massachusetts

Date of Birth:

1946

Education:

B.A., Tufts University

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Fortune's Rocks Quartet 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
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katz27 More than 1 year ago
This was one of my favorite Anita Shreve books. It was a little harder to get into, but it was such a beautiful romance once I did I could not put it down. 
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As an avid Anita Shreve reader, having four of her best-written novels together in a collection was wonderful. It was intruiging to disciver how each book fit in an overall plot. I would highly recommend these books!
AmyBo More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed all 4 of these books. Highly recommend!
Jill Wells More than 1 year ago
I read all four books without knowing they were connected and loved discovering the connection of four very different stories. I would highly recommend this collection!
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