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Stella Bain - Anita Shreve
Stella Bain
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"Shreve's 17th novel is a tragic yet hopeful story of love, memory, loss, and rebuilding....The novel is both tender and harsh....Shreve's thoughtful, provocative historical tale has modern resonance." ---Publishers WeeklyStella Bain has no memory of her past when she wakes up in a hospital bed... show more
"Shreve's 17th novel is a tragic yet hopeful story of love, memory, loss, and rebuilding....The novel is both tender and harsh....Shreve's thoughtful, provocative historical tale has modern resonance." ---Publishers WeeklyStella Bain has no memory of her past when she wakes up in a hospital bed in Marne, France. It is 1916, and she wears the uniform of a British war nurse but speaks with an American accent. As soon as she is able, Stella sets out for London, where she hopes to find answers. What she discovers-with the help of Dr. August Bridge, who takes an interest in her case-both shocks and startles. As Stella's memories come racing back, she must undertake a journey across the ocean to confront the haunted past of the woman she used to be.In this gripping historical drama that transports us from Europe to America and back again, Anita Shreve weaves an engrossing tale about love and memory, set against the backdrop of a war that devastated an entire generation.
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780316098892 (0316098892)
ASIN: 0316098892
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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4.0 Review of Stella Bain by Anita Shreve
I have read a few Anita Shreve books now (my wife loves her as an author), and while I have always enjoyed the books, I have never really had one that stayed with me after I had finished. That streak has ended as this book, a historical fiction story during the World War I era, was fantastic. It i...
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4.0 Great Concept, Flat Delivery
“Can a man possibly care for a woman who is not herself? A woman who, with any luck, might change into someone else? Can a woman who is not herself truly care for another?” I’m a bit ambivalent about this book. On the one hand I loved the story. I liked the idea of exploring the horrors of World War...
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