Sea Glass

Sea Glass

A Novel

Large Print - 2002
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Honora and Sexton Beecher find their lives forever changed when they are rendered virtually penniless by the crash of the stock market, forcing Sexton to work in a nearby mill, a job that is plagued by violence, and as they try to reconstruct their marriage and home, they are confronted by passions of every kind, in a powerful novel by the author of The Pilot's Wife. 300,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
It is a house on the beach. Honora doesn't mind renting - despite its age and all its flaws, the old house is the perfect place for a new marriage. She and Sexton throw themselves into fixing it up, just as they throw themselves into their new life together. Each morning, Honora collects sea glass washed up on the shore, each piece carrying a different story in its muted hues.
Sexton finds a way to buy the house, but his timing is perfectly wrong. The economy takes a sickening plunge, and as financial pressures mount, Honora begins to see how little she knows this man she has married - and to realize just how threatening the world outside her front door can be.
Like those translucent shards that Honora finds on the beach, Sea Glass is layered with the textures, colors, and voices of another time. There is Vivian, an irreverent Boston socialite who becomes Honora's closest friend even as she rejects every form of convention. McDermott, a man who works in a nearby mill, presses Honora's deepest notions of trust - even as he embroils her in a dangerous dispute. And there's Alphonse, a boy whose openness becomes the bond that holds these people together as their world is flying apart.

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When Honora and Sexton Beecher are rendered penniless by the crash of the stock market, Sexton is forced to work in a nearby mill that is plagued by violence, and as they try to reconstruct their lives, they are confronted by passions of every kind.

Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, c2002
ISBN: 9780316780810
0316780812
Branch Call Number: FIC Shrev
Characteristics: 378 p

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KarenW
Jun 11, 2002

When Honora decides to marry the dashing salesman Sexton, she finds out very quickly exactly the kind of person her husband really is. Sexton selfishly conjures disaster with a couple of shady deals that lead to ruin thanks in part to the Stock Market crash of 1929. Joining in their fate are the voices of 4 other characters. Although diverse every voice must come together to bring the story to a conclusion. Anita Shreve has re-created a portion of our not too distant past and placed a well defined magniying glass on the union unrest in the early part of the 20th century.

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