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ISBN13: 9780156006521
ISBN10: 0156006529
Condition: Standard
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Leafing through his newspaper's literary supplement one day, Charles Callahan, a middle-aged insurance broker, spots a photograph of his first love, Siân Richards. Married, faithfully if not happily, with three daughters and a struggling business, Charles writes to Siân, a published poet, also married and mother of two children. Siân writes back, and as their correspondence develops into intimacy, three decades after their childhood affair, they agree to meet again. Swept up in the past and consumed by an obsessive love, Siân and Charles risk everything for each other, reaching across time to reclaim what they had in youth. "A thoughtful, beautifully written contemporary romance" (The Washington Post), Where or When is also a heart-wrenching, suspenseful story with a shocking conclusion.

Synopsis:

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).

About the Author

Anita Shreve is the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of Fortune's Rocks, The Pilot's Wife, The Weight of Water, Resistance, Eden Close, and Where or When. She teaches at Amherst College and lives in Longmeadow, Massachusetts.

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Blythe, November 10, 2008 (view all comments by Blythe)
Sometimes I love the books of Anita Shreve, and sometimes not so much.  This was a not so much.  "Where or When" just doesn't cut it when compared to gems like "Fortune's Rocks," or "Sea Glass."  I will say that Shreve has a handle on obsessive love, but I couldn't handle all of the obsession.  This story had some parallels to "All He Ever Wanted," which is another book I could have done without.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780156006521
Author:
Shreve, Anita
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Barber, Virginia
Location:
San Diego, CA. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
New england
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Contemporary
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
First loves
Subject:
First loves -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Harvest ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Harvest Book
Publication Date:
20051004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
252
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in

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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).

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