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by Virginia Barber,Anita Shreve

eBook Where or When ePub
Author: Virginia Barber,Anita Shreve
Language: English
ISBN: 0156031272
ISBN13: 978-0156031271
Publisher: Harvest Books; First edition (October 4, 2005)
Pages: 252
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 563
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ePub file: 1169 kb
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Throughout this finely wrought book, Ms. Shreve manages to keep the reader suspended between despair and hope for Siân and Charles.

Only 17 left in stock (more on the way). Throughout this finely wrought book, Ms. But Where or When is more than just an exquisitely written novel. It is also a gripping yarn. Ms. Shreve writes with a delicate restraint that lends force and immediacy to this somberly romantic story. -The Wall Street Journal.

Throughout this finely wrought book, Ms. Shreve manages to keep the reader suspended between despair and hope for Siân and Charles

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Where or When Paperback – 4 October 2005. by Anita Shreve (Author), Virginia Barber (Author). Shreve manages to keep the reader suspended between despair and hope for Siân and Charles

Where or When Paperback – 4 October 2005.

The Tape That Charles Sent Siân. For information about permission to reproduce selections from this book, write to Permissions, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10003. WHERE OR WHEN (from BABES IN ARMS ). Words by LORENZ HART Music by RICHARD RODGERS.

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Anita Shreve, Virginia Barber. What would you do if out of the blue, you received a letter from your first love? Siân Richards sees no reason why she can't write back to Charles Callahan. After all, it's been thirty years and they are both married with families. But when they decide to meet again, an innocent correspondence becomes a dangerous intimacy. Swept up in the past and consumed by an obsessive love, Charles and Siân risk everything to be together.

Anita Hale Shreve (October 7, 1946 – March 29, 2018) 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

Anita Hale Shreve (October 7, 1946 – March 29, 2018) was an American writer, chiefly known for her novels. Henry Prize in 1976. Born in Boston as the eldest of three daughters, Shreve grew up in Dedham, Massachusetts. She was a member of the Dedham High School class of 1964.

Anita Shreve was a high school teacher and a freelance magazine journalist before writing fiction full time. Shreve taught writing at Amherst College and lived in Massachusetts.

What would you do if out of the blue, you received a letter from your first love? Siân Richards sees no reason why she can't write back to Charles Callahan. After all, it's been thirty years and they are both married with families. But when they decide to meet again, an innocent correspondence becomes a dangerous intimacy. Swept up in the past and consumed by an obsessive love, Charles and Siân risk everything to be together. A heart-wrenching, suspenseful story with an unforgettable conclusion, Where or When is also a 'thoughtful, beautifully written contemporary romance' (The Washington Post).
Gathris
Where or When is a novel that struck home with me. The song was "our song" when I was a teenager and deeply in love for the first time. As is so often the case, I didn't marry my first love, but I have never forgotten him and have often wondered how much happier my life might have been if we had married. I know that his marriage ended in divorce and that he passed away a few years ago. Life is so unfair and timing is everything; ours was off. Perhaps the universal theme of this touching and hauntingly beautiful love story is about second chances. It's human nature to wonder about the choices we make, and to hope for another chance encounter with someone we once passionately loved. The problem, of course, is that our lives become more complicated, as we move through life. It becomes increasingly more difficult to recapture the past when realizing the consequences for our actions may cause pain to othe love ones. Thus, the universal appeal of this poignant story. Anita Shreve writes well, and I particularly liked her badminton metaphor and the way she artfully brought her conclusion to an end.
Nekora
It doesn't get any better than a book by Anita Shreve! Everything she wrote was magical, familiar yet other-worldly. If you have not read a book by her, you are in for a gut-wrenching treat. Thank heaven she was able to write so many wonderful books before she was taken from this earth way too soon. Her books are sensitive, romantic & sweetly pained ... the stories & characters are real & flawed. The raw emotion is palpable. The torturous path of her stories will draw you in & make you feel compelled to read on. Her endings are a reflection of what life is so often like ... You will empathise, you will anxiously await the last page & you will be left with your brain spinning because you can never fully anticipate where the journey will end! Every book I've read by Anita Shreve only makes me want to read another & another - even reread - for the sheer pleasure of experiencing the exquisite depth of images & feelings she created! We are fortunate to have so many wonderful stories created by a masterful writer to carry us along the way. Once you've discovered her work, you will see the world in a different light. It truly just doesn't get any better than that!
Painshade
Opinions are really divided on "Where or When." I thought it was considerably better than The Pilot's Wife or The Weight of Water By Anita Shreve. It was concise and hard-hitting and raw to the point of embarrassment about what romantic and sexual obsession can do to men and women as well as to those around them.

After an early chapter that dwells too long on the details of a lead character's financial problems, "Where or When" picks up the pace and becomes a real page-turner. Shreve is very good at plotting, pacing, building tension and writing dramatic climaxes. She's not always so good at complex or nuanced characterizations. Some reviewers have said they find the lovers, Charles and Sian, unsympathetic. I tend to agree, but I think it's mostly because they are flawed, conflicted characters with very messy lives. I like that Shreve emphasized their financial as well as their marital problems. It added an additional layer of desperation and realism (who isn't going broke these days?).

I don't think this book is a great literary piece. Let's face it, Shreve writes pot-boiling domestic dramas. Within that context, I think "Where or When" succeeds. The climax had me on the edge of my seat, and the final chapter added a nice grace note. I recommend it.
Gianni_Giant
I don't even know what to write ... this book was amazing - I don't know that "wonderful" is right. I literally had to set aside a couple of hours after I finished it, because any action or activity seemed obtrusive and inappropriate. The story just haunted me.

There are very few books that make me so emotional I cry; I can count on one hand, *maybe* two, the number of books where I've been so affected, but this is now one of them. Shreve is a master at engaging your emotions, twisting you this way and that as you follow her characters in their ordinary, and at the same time extraordinary, lives. (And of course she does this all with absolutely beautiful and "lyrical" prose).

My reaction to and enjoyment of (again, not the right word) this book was unexpected, because although I am always extremely affected and drawn in with this author's work, I am barely ever able to tolerate anything having to do with infidelity - even if it's completely fictional, be it book or movie. Oddly enough, I most recently read Shreve's The Pilot's Wife, where it's the other side of the coin that's being examined.

OTHER READERS' LOW RATING:
I'm so surprised to see this book's average rating on Goodreads and Amazon.com is not very high. I truly thought it was excellent and would recommend it to anyone, no second thoughts. Reading the criticism, some of it is pointless (that one doesn't know how to pronounce Siân's name because it's unusual), but other comments are understandable (Harriet and Stephen, the wronged spouses, are shadows and not very fleshed out) though the "problems" either didn't bother me or, in my opinion, didn't detract from the book and had a reason for being there/being that way.

OTHER GREAT ANITA SHREVE BOOKS (in no particular order):
The Last Time They Met (one of my favorite books of all time), Fortune's Rocks,Where or When,Resistance,Strange Fits of Passion, THE PILOT'S WIFE, All He Ever Wanted
Yellow Judge
I LOVED THE CHARACTERS IN THIS BOOK AND THE FACT THAT THERE WEREN'T TOO MANY OF THEM. I'VE READ MANY OF MS. SHREVE'S BOOKS AND LOOK FORWARD TO ANOTHER. I WISH THE STORY HAD CONTINUED PAST THE 240 PAGES, INTO THE
LIVES OF THE OTHER CHARACTERS IN THE BOOK. A REFRESHING CHANGE FROM THE SAPPY CHARACTERS YOU USUALLY FIND
IN NOVELS. A GREAT READ!
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