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by Anita Shreve

Another brilliant book from Anita Shreve - she writes so well about the nuances of family life and paints a lovely picture of New England.

Suggested by Avril, Hertfordshire

Tagged with: evocative thoughtfully written



I love this book so much! As well as writing about family, Shreve also has a wonderful sense of place that she incorporates into her writing. I like the fact that the house featured in this novel is also described in a much earlier incarnation in 'Fortune's Rocks', some eighty to ninety years prior to its appearance here! At a reading event that I attended, she talked about this house which actually exists, and which she has seen many times from visiting a certain place in New England but has been inside only once. With this book, she makes me want to visit and stay...

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