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Publisher Description

A rookie paramedic pulls a young woman alive from her totaled car, a first rescue that begins a lifelong tangle of love and wreckage.

Peter Webster pulls a young woman out of a car wreck that should have killed her. Sheila Arsenault haunts his thoughts, and despite his misgivings Peter is soon embroiled in an intense love affair -- and in Sheila's troubled world.

Eighteen years later, Sheila is long gone and Peter is raising their daughter, Rowan, alone. But Rowan is veering dangerously off course, and for the first time in their quiet life together Peter fears for her future. He seeks out the only person who may be able to help Rowan, although Sheila's return is sure to unleash all the questions he has carefully been keeping at bay: Why did a mother leave her family? How did the marriage of two people so deeply in love unravel?

A story about trespass and forgiveness, secrets and the seismic force of the truth, Rescue is a masterful portrayal of a family trying to understand its fractured past and begin again.

Fiction & Literature
November 30
Little, Brown and Company
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Paleo Schnauzer ,

Great story, compelling but flawed

The story is good, characters well developed. I generally like characters who are flawed, who I can both admire and despise in turn, but the writing got in the way of the story telling. The awkward present tense kept tripping me up. I noticed the sentence structure- it was terse at times, just hard to negotiate at others. I really don't care for two styles of writing, first person, and present tense and worst of all, present tense first person. At least it wasn't that. It read like a screen play. Sad, because it's well researched and moving.

Lisa Barton ,

Great book

I typically don't like Anita Shreve 's books but. This one was excellent. I liked the characters, the plot and the story in general.
Right now I am reading het book about a murder she photographs ,weight of water. Can't say enough of this book, read it, you'll enjoy it!

TracyfromJax ,

Wonderful Story

I enjoyed this book very much.

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