The Last Time They Met Author:Anita Shreve Linda Fallon encounters her former lover, Thomas Janes, at a literary fetival where both have been invited to give readings from ther work. It has been years since their paths have 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 secl... more »usion following a devastating loss. This was no chance meeting. Thomas had 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 ver been far from his memory. From the moment they speak, "The Last Time They Met" unfolds the story of Linda and Thomas in an extrordinary way; it travels back into their past, bypassing layers of memory and interpretation to present their earlier encounters with unshakable immediacy. The novel recrates love at its exhilarating pinnacle--the kind of intense connection that becomes the true notrh against which all relationships are measured.« less
So incredibly done. From start to finish this is an amazing love story that you don't fully understand till the very last page. You become so intertwined with the characters I was just holding my breath from what I thought would be the inevitable outcome. I truly celebrated with them and felt their pain. Even though their relationship is never right I couldn't help feel the unfairness for them both as they struggle to move on in lives without each other. Brilliant!! The story is very well done.