When an English biographer, Mr Moxton, sets out to write a story on the Rose Street Massacre of 1983, he interviews elderly Honora Beecher, one of the few remaining survivors. Centred around union labour and the textile mills of Depression-era New Hampshire, the massacre involved Honora's husband... show more
When an English biographer, Mr Moxton, sets out to write a story on the Rose Street Massacre of 1983, he interviews elderly Honora Beecher, one of the few remaining survivors. Centred around union labour and the textile mills of Depression-era New Hampshire, the massacre involved Honora's husband Sexton. Nearly fifty years have passed and, although she has plenty of time to reflect, the story is still hard to tell. Moxton wants to know everything and sets out to get Honora's and her late husband's life story to tell the tale. Seen from the alternating points of view of Mr Moxton and Honora Beecher, this is the story of two divergent lives, each experiencing love and loss, sorting our the past and looking for one thing and finding another.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: December 28th 2006
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Pages no: 374
Edition language: English
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Sea glass begins as normal shards of broken glass that are then persistently tumbled and ground until the sharp edges are smoothed and rounded. In this process, the glass loses its slick surface but gains a frosted appearance.This was the first book I've read by Anita Shreve and I enjoyed the steady...
I just loved this book. Every detail is so beautifully written, even if it as small as describing someone smoking a cigarette or the way the wind blows someone's hair off their face. Anita Shreve can take a complex relationship between a newly married couple, pepper in a cast of neighbors and cowo...
I really enjoyed this book. Anita Shreve's writing is so vivid; she transplants me to the place and time. and things seem so real. I would have chosen a different ending, but fiction, as in life, doesn't always turn out the way we want. I highly recommend this book.
Audiobook. This book starts out about a budding romance, moves on to marriage and how you see things in your spouse you never paid attention before and then moves onto survival, both of marriage and your way of life. Honora meets and marries Sexton, learning to love him. He's a salesman willing t...
I quite liked the plot of this book, and loved Shreve's characters, as usual. But I admit that I tire of swearing in novels, most especially when it seems anachronistic. I'm so tired of finding the f-bomb riddled throughout novels set in the 1910s and 20s. It's only been in my generation that I find...