A Novel

Large Print - 2010
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After rescuing a woman from a devastating crash, paramedic Peter Webster became personally involved with the patient. It was a lusty but troubled marriage that resulted in a daughter. Nineteen years after she ran out on him and their daughter, Peter receives a call from Sheila, who is desperate to return to her family.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2010.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9780316120524
Branch Call Number: SHR
Characteristics: 405 p.


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Feb 08, 2014

I usually love Anita Shreve, but found this one disappointing. I found the characters, especially Sheila to be shallow.

aaa5756 Jun 25, 2011

very disappointing book C-

BookEnthusiast Jun 24, 2011

I've read Anita's other works - Pilot's Wife, Fortunes Rock and Sea Glass - and I don't believe Rescue has as much depth or interest. To me, it seems that this book was written to fill a quota and would make a better screen play.

Mar 28, 2011

A rookie paramedic rescues a young woman; falls for her; and marries her. They have a daughter.

Soon after the marriage falls apart.
After 18 years, they meet under unusual circumstances in a hospital where their daughter lay in ICU.

Heart-tugging and an occasional tear-jerker read!

Mar 28, 2011

Not as deep as the bookjacket review would like you to believe. But a very easy and very entertaining read. It goes quickly. Somewhat predictable, but I enjoyed it anyway.

neylonmo Mar 23, 2011

I always like Anita Shreve, but wasn't crazy about the subject matter of this book when I started. She seemed too crazy, he seemed too straight. But as the story went on I liked it a lot - and could see the daughter as a solid blend of both. Worth the read, but not as absorbing as a Jodi Picoult book or anything.

Mar 22, 2011

Couldn't finish. Very superficial writing. No depth.

Dec 24, 2010

Good vintage Anita Shreve

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