Author(s): Anita Shreve
The Weight of Water - On Smuttynose Island, off the coast of New Hampshire, more than a century ago, two Norwegian immigrant women were brutally murdered. A third woman survived by hiding in a cave. In 1995, Jean, a photographer, is sent on an assignment to shoot a photo essay about the legendary crime where unearths letters written by Maren, the sole survivor of the murder spree. Soon her interest becomes an obsession with the ancient story - leading to unrecoverable consequences.
Resistance - As the wife of a Resistance member in German-occupied Belgium, Claire Daussois has grown used to hiding strange men in her attic. But when the B-17 bomber that crash-lands outside Claire's village it contains the man who will be both the last and the most significant of the attic's residents: US Air Force pilot Ted Brice. He is found by ten-year-old Jean Benoit who realises that Claire is the pilot's only hope of survival.
Anita Shreve is the author of many acclaimed works, including Eden Close, The Last Time They Met, Sea Glass, All He Ever Wanted, Testimony and most recently, Rescus. She lives in Massachusetts.