Fortune’s Rocks by Anita Shreve audiobook

Fortune’s Rocks: A Novel

By Anita Shreve
Read by Melissa Hughes

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780792799900

Runtime: 14.56 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

On a beach in New Hampshire at the turn of the last century, a young woman is drawn into a rocky, disastrous passage to adulthood. Olympia Biddeford is the only child of a prominent Boston couple—a precocious and well-educated daughter, alive with ideas and flush with the first stirrings of maturity. Her summer at the family's vacation home in Fortune's Rocks is transformed by the arrival of a doctor, a friend of her father's, whose new book about mill-town laborers has caused a sensation. Olympia is captivated by his thinking, his stature, and his drive to do right—even as she is overwhelmed for the first time by irresistible sexual desire. She and the doctor—a married man, a father, and nearly three times her age—come together in an unthinkable, torturous, hopelessly passionate affair. Throwing aside propriety and self-preservation, Olympia plunges forward with cataclysmic results that are the price of straying in an unforgiving era. Olympia is cast out of the world she knows, …and Fortune's Rocks is the story of her determination to reinvent her broken life—and claim the one thing she finds she cannot live without. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In Fortune’s Rocks, Anita Shreve achieves a riveting force that reinforces her reputation as a master storyteller.” People
“No praise is to high for Fortune’s Rocks. The book will take hold of you and not let ho until the last word.”  USA Today
“Exciting and highly emotional.” Salon
“A contemporary story all dressed up in nineteenth-century clothes. Never mind the era, Anita Shreve seems to be saying. When it comes to love and loss and motherhood, it was always ever thus.” Barnes & Noble, editorial review
“Shreve’s writing is just complex and meaty enough to portray the time period perfectly, and it’s a beautifully told story.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Anita Shreve

Author Bio: Anita Shreve

Anita Shreve is the acclaimed author of more than a dozen novels, including Rescue; A Change in Altitude; Testimony; The Pilot’s Wife, which was a selection of Oprah’s Book Club; and The Weight of Water, which was a finalist for England’s Orange Prize.

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Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 14.56
Audience: Adult
Language: English