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The Weight of Water
The Weight of Water
Author: Anita Shreve
A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. She discovers a cache of papers that appear to give an account of the murders by an eyewitness. The plot weaves between the narrative of the eyewitness and Jean's private struggle with je...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780752851044
ISBN-10: 0752851047
Publication Date: 5/2/2002
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.

2.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Book Type: Audio Cassette
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, 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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