Synopses & Reviews
A dazzling story about marriage, forgiveness, and chances not taken, by the bestselling author of Body Surfing
and A Wedding in December
At a literary festival a poet named Linda Fallon meets for the first time in years a fellow poet, Thomas Janes, whose fame has grown during a decade of seclusion.
This is no chance meeting. Thomas saw that Linda was scheduled to appear, and chose this moment to re-establish contact with a woman he had passionately pursued years earlier. Their affair was disastrous for them both, a turning point in their lives, and the damage they did in those years still haunts them both.
THE LAST TIME THEY MET moves backward in time from Linda at age 52 to explore her life years earlier, at age 26, and still earlier, at 17. Anita Shreve examines the extraordinary resonance a single choice, even a single word, can have over the course of a lifetime.
In a new novel about love and forgiveness by the bestselling author of "The Pilot's Wife" and "Fortune's Rocks", a man and a woman sustain a lifelong passionate relationship even though they have been together only three times.
From the last time Linda and Thomas meet, at a charmless hotel in a distant city, to the moment, thirty-five years earlier, when a chance encounter on a rocky beach binds them fatefully together, this hypnotically compelling novel unfolds a tale of intense passion, drama, and suspense. The Last Time They Met is a singularly ambitious and accomplished work by one of today's most widely celebrated novelists.
About the Author
Anita Shreve is the author of the international bestseller The Pilot's Wife, which was a selection of Oprah's Book Club, and of the acclaimed novels Body Surfing, Eden Close, Strange Fits of Passion, and The Weight of Water, which was a finalist for the prestigious Orange Prize. She lives in New England.