Jan 4, 2011

Rescue by Anita Shreve

A rookie paramedic pulls a young woman alive from her totaled car, a first rescue that begins a lifelong tangle of love and wreckage. Sheila Arsenault is a gorgeous enigma--streetwise and tough-talking, with haunted eyes, fierce desires, and a never-look-back determination. Peter Webster, as straight an arrow as they come, falls for her instantly and entirely. Soon Sheila and Peter are embroiled in an intense love affair, married, and parents to a baby daughter. Like the crash that brought them together, it all happened so fast.


Anita Shreve is the acclaimed author of 15 previous novels, including A Change in Altitude; Testimony; The Pilot's Wife, which was a selection of Oprah's Book Club; and The Weight of Water, which was a finalist for England's Orange prize. She lives in Massachusetts.

Category: FICTION
Subformat: CD (AUDIO)
Edition: Unabridged
Publish Date: 11/30/2010
Price: $29.98/$33.98
ISBN: 9781607886723


After a series of destructive and dangerous choices made by his wife, Peter Webster becomes a single parent of Rowan, their young daughter. Many years go by before there is any contact with his ex-wife.

It seems that the members of this broken family will never be complete and whole, until they come full circle and deal with their past. A large part of the story is about dealing with alcoholism and the devastating impact that it has on everyone in the family.

This is the first book I have read by Anita Shreve, and I was pleasantly surprised. I look forward to reading other novels by this author as soon as I get the chance.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary audio book copy of Rescue from Hachette Books, in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed Anita Shreve's Testimony -- I highly recommend that one. There are a lot of issues that are discussed in that one, and her writing style resounds very well for me.