Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 PM
Washington County Library – R.H. Stafford
8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury
Teacher-turned-novelist Anita Shreve is the prolific author behind nearly two dozen books to date. Oprah’s Book Club fans may know her best for The Pilot’s Wife (1998), a #1 National Bestseller centered around an unassuming woman who only truly comes to know her enigmatic husband after his untimely death. Other bestsellers include The Weight of Water (1997) and Sea Glass (2002), both of which – like The Pilot’s Wife – explore marriage dynamics in a sleepy New England town. The Weight of Water is the basis for a 2000 film of the same name, starring Sean Penn and Elizabeth Hurley. Shreve’s newest page-turner, The Stars Are Fire, is set against the historical backdrop of the Great Fires of 1947, the largest fire in Maine’s history. Booklist calls The Stars Are Fire “a suspenseful and heartwarming story of not just overcoming, but also growing in the face of great difficulty.” Its paperback rerelease hits shelves in March.