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1 Shreve, Anita All He Ever Wanted
Little, Brown 2003 0316782262 / 9780316782265 Hardcover F/F 
A highly collectible first edition/printing, tight clean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscriptions, unclipped dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. Anita Shreve's All He Ever Wanted reads like Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own told from the perspective of the husband. The wife gains a measure of freedom, but how does the repressive, abandoned husband feel about that freedom? Set in the early 1900s in the fictional New England college town of Thrupp, and narrated by the pompous Nicholas Van Tassel, All He Ever Wanted is at once an academic satire, a period novel, and a tale of suspense. Shreve's ability to nimbly hop through genres brings a liveliness to this story of love gone depressingly wrong. 
Price: 1500.00 JPY
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2 Shreve, Anita Body Surfing
Hachette 2007 0316730718 / 9780316730716 Paperback Good 

Price: 450.00 JPY
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3 Shreve, Anita Body Surfing: A Novel
Little, Brown and Company 2008 0316067334 / 9780316067331 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. "Always readable-sometimes compulsively so-Shreve's novels are typically em otionally resonant, nicely paced, and populated by memorable characters." - People At the age of 29, Sydney has already been once divorced and once widowed. T rying to regain her footing, she has signed on to tutor the teenage daughte r of a well-to-do couple as they spend a sultry summer in their oceanfront New Hampshire cottage. But when the Edwardses' two grown sons arrive at the beach house, Sydney fi nds herself caught up in a destructive web of old tensions and bitter divis ions. As the brothers vie for her affections, the fragile existence Sydney has rebuilt is threatened. With the subtle wit, lyrical language, and brilliant insight into the human heart that has led her to be called "an author at one with her métier" (Mi ami Herald), Shreve weaves a novel about marriage, family, and the supreme courage it takes to love. 'shreve excels at nuance and detail. She skillfully illuminates the tiniest of moments, offering readers a peek at the complex undertones coursing thr ough the characters throughout the story." -Rocky Mountain News "There is something satisfyingly clean, well functioning, pale, and delicio us about an Anita Shreve novel. . . . Shreve's characters, grappling with d esire, juggling their shame against their regret, are entirely welcome." -B oston Globe 'shreve's writing is textured, reflective, and generally flows with ease, to the point where the reader may be surprised at how quickly the 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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4 Shreve, Anita Fortune's Rocks: A Novel
Back Bay Books 2001 0316678104 / 9780316678100 Paperback Very Good+ 
The time is the turn of the last century, the setting a rocky New Hampshire coastline resort area nicknamed "Fortune's Rocks." Olympia Biddeford, age 15, is walking the beach, feeling the first stirrings of her womanhood. The strong-willed daughter of an upstanding Boston couple, she soon "learns of desire" as she begins a passionate affair with a married writer, John Hask ell, three times her age. From the moment they meet (he is a visiting frien d of her father's), they experience a sexual sparkAOlympia feels "liquid" i n his presence. Soon, they fall into sinful trysting. Shreve (The Pilot's W ife) serves up these opening events with breathless immediacy. Once the plo t gets a chance to developAOlympia gets pregnant, gives up child, fights to get child backAit settles down considerably, turning into a modernized The Scarlet Letter, a tale of a woman attaining feminist independence by livin g outside her period's societal mores. 
Price: 600.00 JPY
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5 Shreve, Anita Light on Snow
Abacus 2005 0349118566 / 9780349118567 Paperback Very Good+ 
An after-school stroll leads to a life-altering event for widower Robert Di llon and his 12-year-old daughter, Nicky, in this delicate new novel by acc laimed author Shreve (All He Ever Wanted,etc.). In the woods surrounding th eir secluded home in Shepherd, N.H., Robert and Nicky make a startling disc overy--a baby abandoned and left to die in the snow. The infant survives, b ut the incident leaves its mark. Still recovering from the painful loss of her mother and infant sister two years earlier, and readjusting to the shoc k of a sudden move from suburban Westchester to rural Shepherd, Nicky strug gles to reconcile her innocent notions of adult integrity with the bleak re ality of their discovery. The tenuous sense of normalcy Robert manages to s ustain is broken with the appearance of Charlotte, the baby's young mother, on his doorstep. Retold 18 years later by an adult Nicky but written in th e present tense, the story shifts brilliantly between childlike visions of a simple world and the growing realization of its cruel ambiguities. Aside from a few saccharine moments and a rather pat ending, Shreve does a skille d job of portraying grief, conflict and anger while leaving room for hope, redemption and renewal. Her characters are sympathetic without being pitiab le, and her prose remains deceptively simple and eloquent throughout. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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6 Shreve, Anita Light on Snow
Back Bay Books 2005 0316010677 / 9780316010672 Paperback Near Fine 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: An after-school stroll leads to a life-altering event for widower Robert Dillon and his 12-year-old daughter, Nicky, in this delicate new novel by acclaimed author Shreve (All He Ever Wanted,etc.). In the woods surrounding their secluded home in Shepherd, N.H., Robert and Nicky make a startling discovery--a baby abandoned and left to die in the snow. The infant survives, but the incident leaves its mark. Still recovering from the painful loss of her mother and infant sister two years earlier, and readjusting to the shock of a sudden move from suburban Westchester to rural Shepherd, Nicky struggles to reconcile her innocent notions of adult integrity with the bleak reality of their discovery. The tenuous sense of normalcy Robert manages to sustain is broken with the appearance of Charlotte, the baby's young mother, on his doorstep. Retold 18 years later by an adult Nicky but written in the present tense, the story shifts brilliantly between childlike visions of a simple world and the growing realization of its cruel ambiguities. Aside from a few saccharine moments and a rather pat ending, Shreve does a skilled job of portraying grief, conflict and anger while leaving room for hope, redemption and renewal. Her characters are sympathetic without being pitiable, and her prose remains deceptively simple and eloquent throughout. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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7 Shreve, Anita Sea Glass
Little Brown & Co 2002 0316707821 / 9780316707824 Paperback Very Good+ 
From its opening pages, Anita Shreve's Sea Glass surrounds the reader in th e surprisingly rich feeling of the New Hampshire coast in winter. Vividly e voking the life of the coastal community at the beginning of the Great Depr ession, Sea Glass shifts through the multiple points of view of six princip al characters; it's a skillfully created story of braided lives that bounce s easily (even inevitably) from character to character. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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8 Shreve, Anita Sea Glass
Abacus 2002 0349115176 / 9780349115177 Paperback Near Fine 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: From its opening pages, Anita Shreve's Sea Glass surrounds the reader in the surprisingly rich feeling of the New Hampshire coast in winter. Vividly evoking the life of the coastal community at the beginning of the Great Depression, Sea Glass shifts through the multiple points of view of six principal characters; it's a skillfully created story of braided lives that bounces easily (even inevitably) from character to character. We learn how these lives come together following the stock market crash of 1929 and about the struggles of mill workers on the starkly beautiful New Hampshire coast during the following year. At the novel's center is the story of Honora Beecher, a young newlywed who compulsively collects sea glass along the beach as she collects unexpected friendship in her new beachside community, and Francis, a boy who discovers a father figure in the towering character of McDermott, an Irish mill worker, at a time when he most needs direction. Each character finds unexpected new purpose beyond the struggle to survive during that turbulent year among the dunes. First their lives barely touch, then they intersect, and finally they become inextricably bound. By the powerful and unexpected final scenes of the story, every point of view, every brilliant shard of life depends deeply on all the others. It is a very satisfying read--confidently told and deeply felt--with as many subtle colors and reflections as the sea glass that permeates the narrative. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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9 Shreve, Anita Sea Glass: A Novel
Back Bay Books 2003 0316089699 / 9780316089692 Paperback Very Good+ 
From its opening pages, Anita Shreve's Sea Glass surrounds the reader in th e surprisingly rich feeling of the New Hampshire coast in winter. Vividly e voking the life of the coastal community at the beginning of the Great Depr ession, Sea Glass shifts through the multiple points of view of six princip al characters; it's a skillfully created story of braided lives that bounce s easily (even inevitably) from character to character. 
Price: 600.00 JPY
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10 Shreve, Anita Strange Fits of Passion
Abacus 1994 0349105863 / 9780349105864 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. A young and successful journalist working in New York, Maureen English appe ars to have the perfect life and family. But Maureen's husband, a highly re spected fellow reporter, has in private a tendency towards alcohol and viol ent abuse. When the situation at home becomes intolerable, Maureen takes he r baby daughter and flees. In a Maine fishing town she assumes a new identi ty and spends six weeks battling sub-zero temperatures, the intrusive glare of the townsfolk -- and her fears of discovery. Against the force of the wintry sea -- the cawing of the gulls, the lobster men hauling their catch, the press of waves against the rocks -- Maureen se ttles into the rhythms of a new life. Two married men pursue her, and one c aptures her heart. But this calming respite ends suddenly, leaving in its w ake a murder, a rape charge, a suicide and a helpless child. Nearly nineteen years later, a cache of documents regarding Maureen English -- abused, accused and imprisoned -- are given to her daughter by the journalist who made her name reporting the case. The truth should lie within them, but the papers raise far more questions than they answer . . . 
Price: 550.00 JPY
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11 Shreve, Anita The Pilot's Wife
Abacus 1999 0349110859 / 9780349110851 Paperback Very Good+ 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: With five novels to her credit, including the acclaimed The Weight of Water, Anita Shreve now offers a skillfully crafted exploration of the long reach of tragedy in The Pilot's Wife. News of Jack Lyons's fatal crash sends his wife into shock and emotional numbness: "Kathryn wished she could manage a coma. Instead, it seemed that quite the opposite had happened: She felt herself to be inside of a private weather system, one in which she was continuously tossed and buffeted by bits of news and information, sometimes chilled by thoughts of what lay immediately ahead, thawed by the kindness of others ... frequently drenched by memories that seemed to have no regard for circumstance or place, and then subjected to the nearly intolerable heat of reporters, photographers and curious on-lookers. It was a weather system with no logic, she had decided, no pattern, no progression, no form." The situation becomes even more dire when the plane's black box is recovered, pinning responsibility for the crash on Jack. In an attempt to clear his name, Kathryn searches for any and all clues to the hours before the flight. Yet each discovery forces her to realize that she didn't know her husband of 16 years at all. Shreve's complex and highly convincing treatment of Kathryn's dilemma, coupled with intriguing minor characters and an expertly paced plot, makes The Pilot's Wife really take off. 
Price: 250.00 JPY
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12 Shreve, Anita The Pilot's Wife : A Novel
Back Bay Books 1999 0316601950 / 9780316601955 Paperback Near Fine 
Being married to a pilot means you have to be a bit of a fatalist, but noth ing has prepared Kathryn Lyons for the news of her husband's fatal crash. E ven before the plane is located off the Irish coast, a callous media turns her personal life inside out. As Kathryn struggles with rage and grief, a b izarre mystery swims into focus:Who was this man she loved, and what lay be hind the life she took for granted. She is determined to find the truth, ev en though she knows it isn't going to be pretty. Anita Shreve is the author of THE WEIGHT OF WATER and other acclaimed novels. She lives in western Ma ssachusetts. "Plunges us into the best kind of mystery, deep and interior." (The Washington Post) 
Price: 400.00 JPY
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