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Title:Light on Snow
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Little Brown and Company
ISBN:0316014281
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Number of Pages:282
Category:Fiction, Contemporary, Chick lit

Light on Snow by Anita Shreve

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Light on Snow Written from the point of view of year old Nicky as she recalls the vivid December day years ago when she and her father found an abandoned infant in the snow this beautiful contemporary bestseller about love and memory from the author of the bestselling All He Ever Wanted

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A meditation on the erotic life of women an exploration of class prejudices and most of all a portrayal of the thoughts and actions of an unforgettable young woman br br A stunning new work from Anita Shreve the author of the acclaimed bestsellers The Pilot s Wife and The Weight of Water Fortune s Rocks is a profound and moving story about unwise love and the choices that transform a life br br On a beach in New Hampshire at the turn of the last century a young woman is drawn into a rocky disastrous passage to adulthood Olympia Biddeford is the only child of a prominent Boston couple a precocious and well educated daughter alive with ideas and flush with the first stirrings of maturity Her summer at the family s vacation home in Fortune s Rocks is transformed by the arrival of a doctor a friend of her father s whose new book about mill town laborers has caused a sensation Olympia is captivated by his thinking his stature and his drive to do right even as she is overwhelmed for the first time by irresistible sexual desire She and the doctor a married man a father and nearly three times her age come together in an unthinkable torturous hopelessly passionate affair Throwing aside propriety and self preservation Olympia plunges forward with cataclysmic results that are the price of straying in an unforgiving era Olympia is cast out of the world she knows and Fortune s Rocks is the story of her determination to reinvent her broken life and claim the one thing she finds she cannot live without br br A meditation on the erotic life of women an exploration of class prejudices and most of all a portrayal of the thoughts and actions of an unforgettable young woman Fortune s Rocks is a masterpiece of narrative drama beautifully written by one of the most accomplished novelists of our time, i Librarian s note An alternate cover edition can be found a href https www goodreads com book show here title here rel nofollow here a i br br A newspaper photographer Jean researches the lurid and sensational ax murder of two women in as an editorial tie in with a brutal modern double murder Can you guess which one She discovers a cache of papers that appear to give an account of the murders by an eyewitness The plot weaves between the narrative of the eyewitness and Jean s private struggle with jealousies and suspicions as her marriage teeters A rich textured novel, Traces the extraordinary resonance a single choice even a single word can have over the course of a lifetime Seen through the eyes of young Linda Fallon and the young man who loves her br br Anita Shreve the bestselling author of The Pilot s Wife returns with a dazzling new novel about love forgiveness and paths not followed br br Linda Fallon encounters her former lover Thomas Janes at a literary festival where both have been invited to give readings from their work It has been years since their paths crossed and in that time Thomas has become a kind of literary legend His renown is enhanced by his elusiveness for most of the past decade he has remained in seclusion following a devastating loss br br This is no chance meeting Thomas learned that Linda was reading at the festival and chose this moment to reestablish contact with a woman he passionately pursued years earlier Their affair was disastrous and a turning point in both their lives Neither the intensity of their relationship nor the damage it did has ever been far from his memory From the moment they speak The Last Time They Met unfolds the story of Linda and Thomas in an extraordinary way it travels back into their past bypassing layers of memory and interpretation to present their earlier encounters with unshakable immediacy In Africa when Linda and Thomas were twenty seven and in Massachusetts when they were in high school the novel re creates love at its exhilarating pinnacle the kind of intense connection that becomes the true north against which all relationships are measured Moving backward through time The Last Time They Met traces the extraordinary resonance a single choice even a single word can have over the course of a lifetime At the same time the novel creates an almost unbearable mystery a mystery that can only be understood fully in the novel s final pages in the eyes of young Linda Fallon and the young man who loves her br br With a master s control of phrase observation emotion and character Anita Shreve has written a beautiful and unforgettable exploration of intimacy loss and lifelong desire, At the age of Sydney has already been once divorced and once widowed Trying to regain her footing once again she has answered an ad to tutor the teenage daughter of a well to do couple as they spend a sultry summer in their oceanfront New Hampshire cottage br br But when the Edwards two grown sons Ben and Jeff arrive at the beach house Sydney finds herself caught up in a destructive web of old tensions and bitter divisions As the brothers vie for her affections the fragile existence Sydney has rebuilt for herself is threatened With the subtle wit lyrical language and brilliant insight into the human heart that has led her to be called an author at one with her m tier Miami Herald Shreve weaves a novel about marriage family and the supreme courage that it takes to love