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Anita Shreve

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Anita Shreve grew up in Dedham, Massachusetts (just outside Boston), the eldest of three daughters. Early literary influences include having read Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton when she was a junior in high school (a short novel she still claims as one of her favorites) and everything Eugene O'Neill ever wrote while she was a senior (to which she attributes a somewhat dark streak in her own work). After graduating from Tufts University, she taught high school for a number of years in and around Boston. In the middle of her last year, she quit (something that, as a parent, she finds appalling now) to start writing. "I had this panicky sensation that it was now or never."

Joking that she could wallpaper her bathroom with rejections from magazine
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" Rachel wrote: "This question is for Anita. Thank you for your evocative portraits of Maine. Do you write your books while in Maine, or do you find tha ...more "
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“To leave, after all, was not the same as being left.”
Anita Shreve, The Pilot's Wife

“Love is not simply the sum of sweet greetings and wrenching partings and kisses and embraces, but is made up more of the memory of what has happened and the imagining of what is to come.”
Anita Shreve, Fortune's Rocks

“I thought about how one tiny decision can change a life. A decision that takes only a split second to make.”
Anita Shreve, Light on Snow

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