I really enjoyed this one. Tied into "Fortune's Rock", another really good Anita Shreve book. You're right, it makes you want to collect sea glass!
This is one of Shreve's best books. I could not put it down once I started it.
Fascinating plot set in the mill strikes and the depression. Characters are interesting and believable. Another great read from Shreve.
I have never read a book written in the way this author has written before. I really liked the way she writes. Each chapter is more of a story in it's self. I cannot wait to go find some sea glass of my own.
I have read several of Anita Shree's books and like some of them very much. However, my sister read this one and wasn't impressed it it, so I decided to go on ot meatier books.
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.
I like anything by Anita Shreve. I really enjoyed several things about this book: 1 - it takes place in New England (I live in NE) 2 - it takes place in 1929 which is an era I find very interesting 3- the story is told from different points of view. And of course, her writing is just beautiful.
This is a really beautiful story that takes place in 1929-1930 in a New England mill town and the nearby seashore. A young married couple suffers during the Depression, as do most people, and gets involved in the rise of labor unions. Anita Shreve works her magic with wonderful interesting characters and thoroughly evokes the feeling of time and place. I enjoyed that the story was told from shifting viewpoints.
Enjoyed the time period book took place - predepression and depression era; characters are real and believable in realistic situations.
It is New Hampshire,1929, just before the Wall St. crash. A new marriage, and how the grow through these hard times makes for a beautiful emotional read.
good one but i always love anita shreve
This is the first book I've read by this author. Very good story, beautifully descriptive writing. Will try more of her books.
this is a great read!!!!!!!!
With all the narrative power and emotional immediacy that have made her novels acclaimed international bestsellers, Anita Shreve unfolds a richly engaging tale of marriage, money, and trouble times-- the story of a pair of young newlyweds who, setting out to build a life together in a derelict beach house on the Atlantic coast, soon discover how threatening the world outside their front door can be.