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Eden Close
ISBN: 2
Edition: paperback / softback
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Publisher: Futura
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Modaba avatar reviewed Eden Close on + 75 more book reviews
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.
MOMSBOOKS avatar reviewed Eden Close on + 64 more book reviews
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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gamaw avatar reviewed Eden Close on + 99 more book reviews
Haunting, sad, yet beautiful. Beautifully written in gorgeous prose.
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I've read several Anita Shreve's books and found
them very interesting. "Eden Close", however, was
a very dull and boring book. The author took the
first half of the book to set the scene etc. and
the rest just plodded along slowly to the end.
Skip this one.
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This is another classic by Anita Shreve. Highly recommend it, especially for Shreve fans. It's one book I missed (thought I had read them all).
reviewed Eden Close on + 158 more book reviews
Vary haunting mystery and love story.
reviewed Eden Close on + 22 more book reviews
"An evocative and moving novel...insightful, haunting." - The New York Times Book Review
charlie avatar reviewed Eden Close on
very good book
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Another really good read by Anita. A suspenceful page turner. A great story between the past and present.
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Very good book.
tranquility avatar reviewed Eden Close on + 25 more book reviews
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.
summerlady46 avatar reviewed Eden Close on + 44 more book reviews
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.
MOMSBOOKS avatar reviewed Eden Close on + 64 more book reviews
A 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 else's business, or think they do. I definitely would recommend this...it's an excellent read.
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This is a great story about the boy who always had a thing for the girl next door when they were kids.
But he goes away for almost 2 years. But when he comes back, they get conected again. Andrews learns more than he bargained for, and the end of the book is a big surprise. I really liked this book and enjoyed reading it.


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