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Sea Glass
Sea Glass
Author: Anita Shreve
It is a house on the beach. Honora doesn't mind renting - despite its age and all its flaws, the old house is the perfect place for a new marriage. She and Sexton throw themselves into fixing it up, just as they throw themselves into their new life together. Each morning, Honora collects sea glass washed up on the shore, each piece carrying ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780316089692
ISBN-10: 0316089699
Publication Date: 1/23/2003
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 321 ratings
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 22
Excellent book. One of the few books I could not put down. The characters are well developed and the story comes together so well. I highly recommend this.
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Helpful Score: 20
I was impressed with the imagery in this book. The characters came together very well. The story was good and had a surprise ending...not at all what was expected. The best way to describe it is "pleasant". Good story.
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Helpful Score: 20
It was a beautiful book, and a terriffic summer read a few years back. Every time I hold it, it takes me back to laying on the beach and hunting for my own sea glass.
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Helpful Score: 19
Good Read,Very descriptive. A must read if the depression era intrests you.
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Helpful Score: 18
What a great read. I had a little trouble ge4tting into the book but when the worlds started to collide I finally got it. A few different lifestyles clash and come together during the Depression and the fall of the stock market. Some lose everything and others never really had anything to begin with.

Honora has just married Sexton Beecher and now this. They have biought a house that ia bout to repossessed because of the bank failures. Sexton must take a job at the mills and this is where things get interesting. Sexton brings home folks for a strike and it turns out Honora knows one of the men. McDermott, she has given him a ride before. He is very smitten with her. They kiss and so on it goes.
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It is a house on the beach that Honora doesn't mind renting. Despite its age and all its flaws, the old house is the perfect place to start off a new marriage. She and her husband, Sexton, throw themselves into fixing it up, just as they throw themselves into their new life together. While Honora fixes up the derelict house and searches for sea glass on the beach, Sexton risks everything they have to buy the house they both love.

Along with the entire population of America, Sexton is blindsided by the stock market crash of 1929 and finds himself penniless. The only work that he is able to find is in the local mill, where a labor dispute is erupting into violence. As their financial pressures continue to mount, Honora begins to see how little she actually knows about this man that she has married.

I think this was a wonderful book - I really found myself caring about the characters, and the plot was very believable to me. I give this book an A+! and will keep it for a while to reread at some point.
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A little on the sad side, but a good insight into the Depression era.
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Great Story, set in the 1920's. If you have read Fortune's Rock you might recognize the location :)

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Honora Beecher (Primary Character)
Sexton Beecher (Primary Character)
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