What is a woman's price A brilliant new novel about love, jealousy and loss by the internationally bestselling author of THE PILOT'S WIFE.
A man escaping from a hotel fire sees a woman standing beneath a tree. He approaches her and sets in motion a series of events that will change his life forever. Years later, traveling from New England to Florida by train, he reflects back on his obsession with this unknown and ultimately unknowable woman - his courtship of her, his marriage to her, and the unforgivable act that ripped their family apart.
Spanning three decades from 1899 to 1933, All He Ever Wanted gives us a tale of marriage, betrayal and the search for redemption. It has the unmatched attention to details of character, place and emotion that have made Anita Shreve one of the world's best-loved and bestselling novelists.
*'A painful tale of obsession . . . impeccably done - SUNDAY TIMES
Shreve is prolific, polished, unputdownable. Above all, she delivers serious topics with a readable touch - GUARDIAN
Fluent and purposeful in its portrayal of the despair and claustrophobia seething beneath an ordered surface - SUNDAY TIMES
Etna is a woman operating under rigorous and agonising self-discipline. Volcanic passions exist beneath her submissive fa?ade - JOANNE HARRIS
Anita Shreve teaches writing at Amherst College and divides her time between Massachusetts and New Hampshire. She began writing as a high school teacher. One of her first published stories was awarded an O Henry Prize in 1975. She became a journalist, spending three years in Kenya. Back in the US, she wrote the non-fiction books Remaking Motherhood and Women Together, Women Alone and began her first novel Eden Close. In 1989, she turned to fiction full time. She is the author of many acclaimed novels and the international number-one bestsellers The Pilot's Wife, Fortune's Rocks and Sea Glass.