Excellent story about a man and woman who marry during the depression years and how they handle the stresses of the times together. It falls into both romance and historical fiction with wonderful accounts of the Textile Mill Strikes when labor unions fought to get decent pay for their workers.
Written with wonderful technique and prose. I highly recommend!
Young newlyweds starting out their lives together in a derelict beach house on the New England Coast. They encounter the crash of the 1929 stock market and millworkers trying to form a union.
This tale is a richly engaging tale of marriage,money,and troubled times . It take splace on the New England coast with a newly weed couple who buy a old beach house.Very Colorful story telling ,satistying and entertaining.
I don't know if this is the *point* of Shreve's books, but I end up dissatisfied in the end, and this book is no exception. It is not that I expect everything to be neatly tied up at the end, or for everyone to live happily ever after. While Shreve's actual writing is beautiful and does carry you along, I almost felt like I hadn't even read a book when I finished Sea Glass, if that makes any sense. Fans of Shreve will likely enjoy this book.
This book is about life in the 1920's during the time of the Great Depression for a group of young people. The main character Honora marries Sexton, a typewriter salesman, and together they quickly purchase a beach home that has fallen into disrepair. The Great Depression hits, and mill workers go on strike, changing the course of Honora and Sexton's lives. The story is tragic and I didn't care for the ending. This book is not for those who like a "happily ever after" ending and having all the loose ends tied up. Overall I'd say it was an OK read but definitely not one of the best or most interesting books I've ever read.