Anita Shreve


Born
in Dedham, Massachusetts
October 07, 1946

Died
March 29, 2018

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Anita Shreve was an American writer, chiefly known for her novels. Shreve's novels have sold millions of copies worldwide. She attended Tufts University and began writing while working as a high school teacher. One of her first published stories, Past the Island, Drifting, (published in 1975) was awarded an O. Henry Prize in 1976. Among other jobs, Shreve spent three years working as a journalist in Kenya. In 1999, while she was teaching Creative Writing at Amherst College, Oprah Winfrey selected The Pilot's Wife for her book club. Her novels The Weight of Water and Resistance became a films of the same name. CBS released The Pilot's Wifeas a movie of the week.

She died on March 29, 2018, at her home at Newfields, New Hampshire, from cance
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Average rating: 3.53 · 365,959 ratings · 29,224 reviews · 52 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Pilot's Wife

3.51 avg rating — 81,123 ratings — published 1998 — 81 editions
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Fortune's Rocks

3.87 avg rating — 26,479 ratings — published 1999 — 75 editions
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Light on Snow

3.58 avg rating — 26,000 ratings — published 2004 — 60 editions
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The Weight of Water

3.63 avg rating — 24,241 ratings — published 1997 — 61 editions
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Testimony

3.56 avg rating — 25,916 ratings — published 2008 — 52 editions
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Sea Glass

3.66 avg rating — 22,807 ratings — published 2002 — 56 editions
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The Stars Are Fire

3.85 avg rating — 23,336 ratings — published 2017 — 21 editions
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Body Surfing

3.31 avg rating — 17,255 ratings — published 2007 — 47 editions
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A Wedding in December

3.09 avg rating — 17,944 ratings — published 2005 — 63 editions
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The Last Time They Met

3.49 avg rating — 15,569 ratings — published 2001 — 60 editions
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Fortune's Rocks Sea Glass The Pilot's Wife Body Surfing The Fortune's Rocks Quartet
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April 2017, Anita Shreve
"In The Pilot's Wife author's new novel, The Stars Are Fire, a tragic 1947 fire in Maine destroys a woman's life and leaves her husband missing. " ...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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