Synopses & Reviews
Writing with the power and immediacy that have made her previous novels bestsellers, Anita Shreve once again portrays interlocking lives, telling a story of love, loss and emotional survival. Shreve is a major name in the women's fiction market these days, and Time Warner will be undertaking a major consumer advertising campaign on publication. "the supremely elegant anatomist of the human heart" "The Times".
When an English biographer, Mr Moxom, sets out to write a story on the Rose Street Massacre of 1933, he interviews elderly Honora Beecher, one of the few remaining survivors 50 years later. He wants to know everything and sets out to get Honora's and her late husband's life story to tell the tale.