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Anita Shreve
Anita Shreve is an American writer. The daughter of an airline pilot and a homemaker, she graduated from Dedham High School in Massachusetts, attended Tufts University and began writing while working as a high school teacher in Reading, MA. One of her first published stories, Past the Island,... show more
Anita Shreve is an American writer. The daughter of an airline pilot and a homemaker, she graduated from Dedham High School in Massachusetts, attended Tufts University and began writing while working as a high school teacher in Reading, MA. One of her first published stories, Past the Island, Drifting, (published in 1975) was awarded an O. Henry Prize in 1976.

Among other jobs, Shreve spent three years working as a journalist in Nairobi, Kenya. She also taught creative writing at Amherst College in the 1990s.The Pilot's Wife was selected for Oprah's Book Club in March 1999. Since then, Shreve's novels have sold millions of copies worldwide.

Her novel Resistance was turned into the 2003 movie with the same title Resistance, with Bill Paxton and Julia Ormond as the main characters.

Most recently, her essay "Found Objects" appeared in the anthology "Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting," published by W. W. Norton & Company in 2013.

She lives in New England.
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DubaiReader
DubaiReader rated it 3 years ago
I originally read this book back in 2010 and only gave it 3 stars. Then a friend recently gave me an abridged audio version and so I decided to give it another go. The shortened version was more enjoyable and I gave it 4 stars this time around, maybe I was just in the mood for it - or maybe the full...
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it 4 years ago
AudiobookI wish Melanie Griffith would have narrated other books because she does a fantastic job. Her voice is a little gritty and is just wonderful to listen to.The story itself I really enjoyed but mentions of the SPOILER!! IRA - Irish Republican Army really date it. I was thinking, oh year, I r...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 4 years ago
I almost DNF this novel as I didn’t like the narrator that read it to me. I thought her voice was flat and she carried no emotions as she read. I feel that I would have enjoyed this novel more had the narrator put some feelings in her voice as the story played out. I did enjoy this novel and the cha...
DubaiReader
DubaiReader rated it 5 years ago
Based on a true event that occurred in October 1947, Anita Shreve has returned to the Maine coast, where several of my favourite Shreve books were based. Her writing is as precise and perfect as ever, drawing the reader in, well before the excitement of the novel even begins.Following a drought that...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 5 years ago
The Stars Are Fire, Anita Shreve, author; Suzanne Elise Freeman, narrator In the late 1940’s, women were subservient to men. They were housewives or secretaries, nothing more, but they had their own dreams and could educate themselves if they chose. Often they settled for “husband, house, a mortgage...
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