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Sea Glass by Anita Shreve
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Apr 01, 09

Recommended for: 5 out of 5
Read in March, 2009, read count: 1

Honora and Sexton rent a house on the beach on Fortune Rocks (the same house as is in "Fortune Rocks". He is a typewriter salesman and she works in a bank. They get married and live in and fix up the house. He loses his job and his Buick when Wall St. crashes and has to go to work in the mills in Ely Falls. the conditions are horrible and Sexton gets involved with a strike and a new union lead by another worker, McDermott. McDermott falls in love with Honora. vivian is her best friend and very rich. Violence breaks out on the picket line and McDermott gets killed. Sexton kills a policeman and is shot. He escapes from the hospital and is never found. Honora moves in with vivian in her beach house. Honora collects sea glass on the beach.
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