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4.0 out of 5 stars A Little Romance, A Little LIterary, April 20, 2002
This review is from: Sea Glass: A Novel (Hardcover)
Anita Shreve has written another winner. It's too bad Oprah isn't around to push it to 800,000 copies sold as she did with Shreve's "The Pilot's Wife."
Without Oprah, alas, it's up to other discriminating readers to recommend this novel. So here it is. In spite of the fact that some of the characters in this novel don't have the depth I prefer in literary novels, this one is so full of plot, so full of lessons to be learned (no preaching, of course!) that I can't help but love it.
When you read it, note that the protagonist had doubts about the man she marries. Not the normal things like, "This is a huge step, do I really want to do it?" but bigger ones that point, in this case, to a dishonest nature. How many times in our lives do we ignore our instincts and suffer for it later? If we take this particular lesson of Shreve's to heart, it may keep us from relegating the "natural voice" we all have to the back burner next time we hear it.
Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of "This is the Place"
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