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Eden Close
Eden Close
Author: Anita Shreve
A “measured and haunting” modern gothic tale (New York Times Book Review) from the author of The Pilot’s Wife and The Weight of Water-the story of one man’s attempt to uncover the obsessions that killed a neighbor and blinded a beautiful girl seventeen years earlier.
ISBN-13: 9780156005890
ISBN-10: 0156005891
Publication Date: 4/1/1998
Pages: 276
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 251 ratings
Publisher: Harvest Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 8
Haunting and intriguing! I enjoyed this book very much!Very well written. I requested and read this book, because I loved The Pilot's Wife, The Weight of Water, Fortune's Rocks,The Last Time They Met, and Light On Snow. I guess you can say that I am an Anita Shreve fan! She is a brilliant author. She crafts a great tale. I love her books. Maybe you will, too! Great prose. Almost lyrical in her choice of words. Brilliant example of the art of the written word.
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Helpful Score: 6
Great story! Some love and romance, some mystery and intrigue. Believable characters in semi-believable circumstances. Andy, Eden Close and her mother and father Edith and Jim are all intertwined in a rape, a murder, the blinding of a young girl and a small town in Kansas where everyone knows everyone elde's business, or think they do. I recommend this as an excellent read!
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Helpful Score: 5
I got this book from this site for reading with my book discussion group. We had a great discussion of it. We not only liked the story, but were entranced by Shreves use of words and phrases, her description of physical surroundings, her insight into people's feelings, especially of those suffering emotional hurts. We were very impressed that it is her first novel. Others made a bigger 'splash' - The Pilot's Wife, etc. - but we think this one deserves lots of readers.
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Helpful Score: 3
Wow! Shreve amps up the suspense and provides another fascinating look at the inner lives of families. Couldn't put it down!
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Helpful Score: 1
A soft story which keeps one's interest and starts memories flowing.
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Excellent book as usual, from the first page to the last.
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Started a little slow but had an unexpected twist at the end.
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Begun in a way that immediately catches the reader's attention, this is a compelling story, made even more evocative by the use of spare language, leaving just the right amount to the reader's imagination. I love how Shreve revealed bits and pieces of the important event of 20 years prior as the story progressed. This is one book that I shall remember for a long while and recommend to others.