The Weight Of Water: A Novel

Paperback | January 7, 1998

byAnita Shreve

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"I wonder this: If you take a woman and push her to the edge, how will she behave?" The question is posed by Jean, a photographer, who arrives on Smuttynose Island, off the coast of New Hampshire, to research a century-old crime. As she immerses herself in the details of the case--an outburst of passion that resulted in the deaths of two women--Jean herself enters precarious emotional territory. The suspicion that her husband is having an affair burgeons into jealousy and distrust, and ultimately propels Jean to the verge of actions she had not known herself capable of--actions with horrific consequences. Everywhere hailed for its beauty and power, The Weight of Water takes us on an unforgettable journey through the furthest extremes of emotion.

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Enthusiastically embraced by critics, readers, and booksellers across the country, this powerful novel of obsession and betrayal is now available in paperback. When a photographer researches a legendary crime that took place a century earlier, she immerses herself in the details of the case--and finds herself caught in the grip of an u...

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"I wonder this: If you take a woman and push her to the edge, how will she behave?" The question is posed by Jean, a photographer, who arrives on Smuttynose Island, off the coast of New Hampshire, to research a century-old crime. As she immerses herself in the details of the case--an outburst of passion that resulted in the deaths of t...

Anita Shreve is the critically acclaimed author of twelve previous books, includingA Wedding in December, The Pilot's Wife, which was a selection of Oparh's Book Club, andThe Weight of Water,which was a finalist for England's Orange Prize. She Lives in Massachusetts.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:January 7, 1998Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316780375

ISBN - 13:9780316780377

Appropriate for ages: 13

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Riveting Read! Anita Shreve wrote this book amazingly! Both men and women can enjoy this read; there is excitement, mystery, passion, and suspence. The plot grabs you in the beginning and does let go until the end. The characters are very much real and you almost get to know them and feel what they are feeling. Historical events thread through the book, along with the plot of the actual characters; great for the history buff! I could not put it down, it is one of her best!!
Date published: 2001-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful/Excellent This novel was both Absorbing and Suspenseful all in one. I found it impossible not to keep turning the pages to see what would take place next. The ending was a great suprise to me. You will love this novel. Enjoy! I highly recommend this novel and also The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve.
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Enthusiastically embraced by critics, readers, and booksellers across the country, this powerful novel of obsession and betrayal is now available in paperback. When a photographer researches a legendary crime that took place a century earlier, she immerses herself in the details of the case--and finds herself caught in the grip of an uncontrollable emotion.