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Anita Shreve grew up in Dedham, Massachusetts. After receiving a bachelor's degree in English from Tufts University, she taught high school English for five years before becoming a full-time author. She worked for an English-language magazine in Nairobi and wrote for everything from Cosmopolitan magazine to The New York Times. Her nonfiction books included Remaking Motherhood and Women Together, Women Alone. Her novels included Eden Close, Strange Fits of Passion, Where or When, Fortune's Rocks, Rescue, Stella Bain, and The Stars are Fire. Several of her books were made into movies including The Pilot's Wife, Resistance, and The Weight of Water. She died from cancer on March 29, 2018 at the age of 71. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Pilot's Wife 7,239 copies, 115 reviews
Light on Snow 3,099 copies, 68 reviews
The Weight of Water 3,010 copies, 54 reviews
Sea Glass 2,817 copies, 50 reviews
Fortune's Rocks 2,731 copies, 40 reviews
The Last Time They Met 2,534 copies, 38 reviews
A Wedding in December 2,447 copies, 51 reviews
Testimony 2,284 copies, 139 reviews
All He Ever Wanted 2,021 copies, 36 reviews
Body Surfing 1,902 copies, 51 reviews
Resistance 1,266 copies, 20 reviews
Eden Close 1,182 copies, 14 reviews
Where or When 1,165 copies, 20 reviews
Strange Fits of Passion 1,112 copies, 16 reviews
A Change in Altitude 1,100 copies, 59 reviews
The Weight of Water [2000 film] (Original novel) 10 copies
Resistance [2003 film] (Original novel) 5 copies, 2 reviews
The Pilot's Wife [2002 TV movie] (Original novel) 3 copies

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Anita Hale Shreve was an American writer, chiefly known for her novels. One of her first published stories, Past the Island, Drifting (published in 1975), was awarded an O. Henry Prize in 1976.
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