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The Fortune's Rocks Quartet

(Fortune's Rocks #1-4)

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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 ...more
Kindle Edition, 1200 pages
Published (first published October 22nd 2010)
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Aug 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
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I didn't realize that The Pilot's Wife was part of a quartet until I read an article on Anita Shreve after her death. I reread it then and liked it so much that I went back and started Fortune's Rocks. I believe I also read Body Surfing at one point too. Interesting mix of different stories that share the setting of a beach cottage on the New Hampshire coast.
Jul 22, 2011 rated it liked it
This is a compilation of 4 books.
I finished The Pilot's Wife and really enjoyed it; lots of questions right up until the end.
Looking forward to the other 3 books.
They all have a connection to Fortune's Rock in the northeastern US.
Of the 4, 2 were good, 1 was okay and the other one I didn't even finish.
It was well written in that the same house was woven into all the stories, but I guess I just don't get into her style of writing enough.
Aug 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Kathryn Lyon is woken in the early hours of the morning to be told her husband, an airline pilot, has died in a crash. Mechanial failure, terroism, pilot error? she is told no, the evidence suggests it was suicide. Anita Shrive's novel follow's Kathryn's journey to discover who and what her husband really was.
My first Anita Shreve book, I really enjoyed it.
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May 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Just reading the first book "Fortune's Rocks" contained in this quartet - whereas I have the book, it seems databases don't recognize the book title on its own outside of being contained in this quartet of stories.
Nov 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
this was a great read.
Cheryl Jane
Perfect pairing. The house is alive and a place I want to live.
Jul 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
now this IS a story - full of compassion and heartwarming x
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I loved this book! The story was very compelling. I found myself gasping at times. I love ANita Shreve storytelling
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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 ...more

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