Rescue - Audio CD - Unabridged Author:Anita Shreve, Dennis Holland (Narrator) A girl falls into reckless drinking and danger, while her father tries to reconcile with his estranged wife to protect her future. The parents, a former medical rescue worker and the woman he saved from the limbs of a ruined automobile, must first confront their own tangled past, which left Peter in charge of their daughter after Sheila's se... more »cond drunken wreck. The search for family duty and redemption bends around these traumatic collisions in RESCUE, Anita Shreve's novel of thrilling affair, brutal marriage and rebellious offspring over 20 years.
Can the past serve as lesson enough to prevent its awful echo, or do these crises signal only patterns that must be relived?
This was not my favorite Anita Shreve book. It was a story of a life. Nothing super big or exciting happens. It's a good story, but nothing to really hold my attention. I'm grateful for PBS so I can get something new!
I have been a Shreve fan for many years and hers are the only new hardcovers I buy as soon as they come out. But after reading this book and her last few that practice will stop. I didn't enjoy this book at all. Boring main character, no interesting story. I just didn't like it. Unfortunately I have felt that way about the last few books she has written.
I thought this was a very good book. The story was sad at times but true to life, I think. Anita Shreve showed the issues the characters were dealing with in a way that didn't make it mundane and tiresome. It just made you feel for them and find ways to relate it to your own life experiences. Very good book.
I literally ran through this book. Very compelling read! The story is so true to life...graphic at times. It's the story of a (now single) dad, who works as an EMT and his teenage daughter. She is acting out as a result of learning about her mother who abandoned them when the girl was two. A terrible accident will bring them all back together.