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The Weight of Water
The Weight of Water
Author: Anita Shreve
More than a century after someone murders two people on a small island off the coast of New Hampshire, a photographer comes to shoot a photo essay about the famous crime. As she investigates the bleak, isolated lives of the victims, she comes to identify with their spiritual loneliness. For her own marriage is falling apart, crumbling into night...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780316782500
ISBN-10: 0316782505
Publication Date: 3/1/2001
Pages: 279
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  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 111 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 8
I'm sure it's all been said already. Incredibly moving, thought provoking novel about the little mistakes that can change everything. From the beginning to the end, the novel is quickly paced, taut with foreshadowing and suspense, and the modern day story mixed in with the past is seamless in it's telling. I stayed up until 3 am reading it - truly one of my favorites!
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Helpful Score: 5
Complex and sensitive.
There is the story surrounding the murders that occurred on Smuttynose off the coast of New Hampshire, and there is the story of the photographer who is many a photojournal 100 yrars later. As with all things, there is the event, and there are the complexities of the lives around the event. The lives of the 1800's and the lives a hundres years later are more interesting perhaps than the event.
The book is complex and sensitive.
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Helpful Score: 4
The was my first audio book - back in the day! And I have forever been hooked. What a fantastic story, and narrated so beautifully. Anita Shreve's writing is stunning and flawless, and the narration in this production captures every nuance and emotion. Get lost in this one. Totally credit-worthy!!
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Helpful Score: 4
A disturbing story, but the writing is excellent. You must pay close attention as parallel stories weave in and out without warning. Some inexplicable moments....what exactly happened with Evan and Maren?
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Helpful Score: 4
The author unravels themes of adultery, jealousy, crimes of passion, incest, negligence, loss and guilt; ultimately creating an almost intolerable tension. It seems to have something for every reader.
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Interesting story. However, I saw the ending coming.
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Another great book by Anita Shreve. Also read The Pilot's Wife it is great.
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This book has a tone and an ambiance that stays with you the entire time you read it as well as after it's over. The story of a woman photographing a historic murder site for a magazine is just the background for her own troubled desires and suspicions.


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