The Last Time They Met

The Last Time They Met

A Novel

eBook - 2001 | 1st ed.
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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.
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, c2001.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780759563056
0759563055
9780759593381
0759593388
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Characteristics: 313 p. ; 25 cm.

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mew7958
Oct 27, 2014

I have enjoyed reading many of Anita Shreve's books, and I am sorry to say that this book could not hold my interest. I started skimming pages, and then flipping through pages. Finally I did read the last, Part Seventeen, in it's entirety. It did not do enough for me to understand the total book. I do think that giving the gist of their earlier experiences at the beginning, then all in between, and then finish the book with the last of the beginning would have been a better way to go. Just saying ....

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Carterpenj
Dec 10, 2010

A difficult beginning to this book, and a surprising ending. Looks at a relationship at ages 52, 26 and 17.

hippyheart Jul 14, 2010

Very sensitively written and so soppy I could not resist.

graphiste Jan 10, 2010

Wonderfully creative story-telling. This is one surprise ending you just don't see coming.

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