Anita Shreve

Anita Shreve was an American author best known for her novels, which often explored themes such as love, relationships, and tragedy. Some of her most famous works include 'The Pilot's Wife,' which was selected for Oprah's Book Club, and 'The Weight of Water,' which was adapted into a film. Shreve's writing was characterized by its deep psychological insights and its often evocative descriptions of the New England setting.


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  1. 1. The Weight Of Water

    The novel intertwines two compelling narratives: one of a contemporary woman who, while on a work assignment to photograph a historic crime scene, grapples with her disintegrating marriage and an overpowering attraction to another man; and the other, a century-old tragedy of a Norwegian immigrant, whose jealousy and secrets lead to a shocking act of violence on the isolated island of Smuttynose. As the photographer delves deeper into the past, the stories converge, revealing the enduring consequences of love and jealousy.

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