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Sea Glass: A Novel
by Anita Shreve

Published: 2003-01
Paperback : 400 pages
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With all the narrative power and emotional immediacy that have made her novels acclaimed international bestsellers, Anita Shreve unfolds a richly engaging tale of marriage, money, and troubled times-the story of a pair of young newlyweds who, setting out to build a life together in a ...
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With all the narrative power and emotional immediacy that have made her novels acclaimed international bestsellers, Anita Shreve unfolds a richly engaging tale of marriage, money, and troubled times-the story of a pair of young newlyweds who, setting out to build a life together in a derelict beach house on the Atlantic coast, soon discover how threatening the world outside their front door can be.

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  "Sea Glass"by kdangle17 (see profile) 01/08/14

 
  "The Great Depression"by kristinbluedog (see profile) 05/17/12

A interesting story of love and loss during the great depression. The characters are interesting and keep you engaged in the story. It all wraps up a bit abruptly at the end. Good inbetween book for... (read more)

 
  "a good look at life at the begining of the 1929 crash and depression"by suemoros (see profile) 07/25/08

An interesting book. Good look at history from the working man's viewpoint. Shows what was expected of woman at that time.

 
  "Good discussion"by Diane860 (see profile) 07/24/08

The book received average ratings from our book club overall but provoked good discussion of the depression era. There was a lot to talk about including relationships, poverty, wealth, lov... (read more)

 
  "A little light on character development, but good themes for discussion"by ebburtis (see profile) 04/19/08

Some members wanted more in the way of character development and a more in depth look at many of the relationships. Despite that, the book provided great fodder for dialogue; we especially enjoyed the... (read more)

 
  "Story of relationships in a small town in NE during the Depression"by sarahjanebenson (see profile) 04/18/08

This book kept my attention and was an easy read. I was intriqued by the descriptions of labor uprisings during the depression era in New England factories. Many of the characters were very likable--... (read more)

 
  "Overall great book..."by SMoeller05 (see profile) 08/04/07

At first, I wondered about how it all started and if it would end up being a good book, but once I got into it, it was very interesting. I loved the characters and even the way it ended. I really think... (read more)

 
  "Multifaceted"by mel29 (see profile) 07/31/07

Enjoyable book - club had mixed feelings, but overall liked it. Lacked substance to analyze the book, but led to many conversations about the Depression, women's roles at that time, the wea... (read more)

 
  "Interesting, makes one think of what others went thru during the depression."by Travels (see profile) 07/30/07

Not one of my favorite books, others members liked the book.

 
  "I really liked this book"by mapfleger (see profile) 07/30/07

I think the characters were developed nicely, and it was easy to connect with some of them. I also like the historic aspects such as the explosion of the munitions ship in Halifax Harbor, and the union... (read more)

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