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by Anita Shreve


by Anita Shreve


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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, Anita Shreve delivers in Testimony a gripping emotional drama with the impact of a thriller. No one more compellingly explores the dark impulses that sway the lives of seeming innocents, the needs and fears that drive ordinary men and women into intolerable dilemmas, and the ways in which our best intentions can lead to our worst transgressions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316067348
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 05/05/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 286,468
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Anita Shreve is the acclaimed author of more than fifteen novels, including 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.


New Hampshire; Massachusetts

Date of Birth:



B.A., Tufts University

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Joanna Powell

Contrasting the sweetness of young love with the primal recklessness of lust, Shreve paints a chilling portrait of how bad decisions in brief moments can ruin lives.


Bette-Lee Fox

Shreve flawlessly weaves a tale that is mesmerizing, hypnotic, and compulsive.
— Library Journal

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