I agree with another reader who compared it to "The Big Chill". Very good story. Once I got into it, I couldn't put it down. I love all of Anita Shreve's books. This one didn't let me down.
Captivating characters make you want to keep reading to find out what happened to get them to this place & time.
Excellent story, similiar to "the Big Chill". I couldn,t put it down. Highly recommend this one!!!!!!
This book was terribly slow. The first half of the book is all snippets from the characters' former lives 20 years earlier. I didn't even know what was happening until half way through, and even then what was happening was not much. Ironically, one of the characters, Agnes, was writing a story within the book, and her story was more interesting than this book's storyline. I did finish the book, but the journey to get there was painfully boring.
On a side note, I'm currently halfway through "Light on Snow" by the same author, and that book is much more interesting.
Almost as good as the Pilot's Wife, this is still a good read. As usual Anita Shreve's character's are quite human and not so perfect, in other words believable.
I love Anita Shreve but this is one of my least favorite of her novels, but only because of the morality of a few of the story lines. I would suggest you read it if you like Anita Shreve but it isn't in the same ballpark as The Pilots Wife and Bodysurfing.
It was disappointing after reading the Pilot's Wife. I found the story to be slow and plodding with no real resolution at the end.
The story itself had great potential but fell short ending with a lot of loose ends. One character is writing a story that is mingled in with the story that it is a little confusing and distracting.
I expected more than what I got, it was hard to finish
Shreve always writes well. Past events play into the present as former classmates gather for a wedding. It's a story about their memories, rerets, forgiveness & redemption. As always, Shreve is a very good read!
Honestly, very disappointing. I expect better from Shreve and this was boring.
I liked a couple of her other books better - Light on Snow, and Deep End of the Ocean. The beginning of this one was a bit slow, it picked up at the end. A lot like "The Big Chill." A group of classmates reunited after 27 years, for one of their members' wedding. They all have secrets which come out, including the circumstances of the tragic death of one of their friends back in school. Predictable.