Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Last Time They Met / Anita Shreve /


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I am a fan of Anita Shreve. This book was written going backwards in time so I was a bit confused until I hit the ending. Linda and Thomas meet in high school and share a deep devotion and love for one another. Beginning at a writers' festival in 2000, the novel accelerates backwards and ends on a June night in 1962, taking in Toronto, Nairobi and Massachusetts, and exploring the ravages of life and the need for forgiveness.The way the author chooses to reveal their relationship in backwards time frame is interesting and sometimes confusing...until you get to the surprising end.

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