I first read Anita Shreve’s work when I picked up Light on Snow. I would characterize Shreve’s writing as my ‘light’ reading. Once I’ve finished an expository ‘read’, something historical or biographical,
I like to sit back and take something in that is really narrative. I have enjoyed several of her books, for just this purpose. Still, Shreve’s writing leaves me wondering about the characters and themes of human intrinsic struggle. I like them for that.
Last night, I finished the book, The Last Time They Met, an exploration, I think, of how a single moment can hold such power in a complete life story. I think that it can be said that there are a number of pivotal moments throughout each person’s life that create reactions, leading ultimately to particular consequences/results. The ending to this book is surprising and I am left this morning, still wondering about it.