Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Review: Sea Glass by Anita Shreve

Book: Sea Glass by Anita Shreve
Rating: A
Genre: Literary Fiction
For: Both the TBR Challenge and the Something About Me Challenge
I'm finally catching up on some Anita Shreve books! The first one, A Pilot's Wife, I liked so-so, but this one, I really liked. I cared about the characters, and loved how all their lives came together, and apart, at the end.
This story takes place just as the stock market crashes in 1929 and how all the different characters deal with this tradgedy and how their lives are affected. It also centers around the mill workers strike and how that fires them up and gives them something to live for, yet also makes a complete mess of their lives.
Anyway, it is a sad story, but still, I enjoyed it and I think that if I lived by a beach, I could really get into collecting sea glass!
I've got a couple more Anita Shreve books on my shelves waiting for me, and soon, I'll be getting to them!


  1. This one sounds pretty good. It's strange but I love sad books, songs, and movies.

  2. I have this on my shelf, but still haven't found the time to read it.

  3. I'll try Sea Glass. I just finished Shreve's newest, Body Surfing, and was disappointed. To use a pun here, it skimmed the surface. The characters are actually interesting, but Shreve doesn't explore them deeply--we never know why they do what they do. Sydney, the heroine, is the only character that we get inside, and although she's likable, she's the least interesting of the lot. The story ends on a rather too pat note.



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