Thursday, March 24, 2011

Rescue by Anita Shreve

Rescue is Anita Shreve's latest offering and fortunately falls into the category of books I really like by her (it's why I keep coming back to this author, for every passive, boring-ish story is one like this).  This is the story of Webster, a straight laced, small town medic in Vermont whose life is turned upside down by Sheila, an alcoholic he Rescues in a car accident one shift.  They have a whirlwind courtship and marriage that leaves him raising their toddler daughter Rowan on his own.  Fast forward 15 years and Rowan is a senior in high school, starting down her own dangerous path.  In desperation, Webster wonders if her should find Sheila to have her help their daughter. 
Well written and well worth reading.

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