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A Wedding in December By Anita Shreve
Published by Little, Brown in 2005

Set in New England several months after 9/11, this is the story of seven former classmates who have not seen one another in 27 years but have come together for the wedding of Bill and Bridget, who dated during high school before going their separate ways.

The gathering stirs old passions and feuds, some of which have been festering since the tragic death of a school friend at a high school party. Tensions build as the group get snowed in, and someone gets drunk enough to say what everyone’s been thinking, leading to a weekend of revelation and recrimination, forgiveness and redemption which will change their lives forever.

A Wedding in December, like all of Shreve’s novels, delivers serious topics with a readable touch.

‘This novel has many of Shreve’s hallmarks: simple and elegant prose; characters who are entirely convincing in their portrayals of human fallibility; and a plot buildup with a twist toward the end that packs a wallop’
School Library Journal

‘A stunning portrayal of the human condition’ Waterstone’s Books Quarterly

‘A complex and compelling novel …..taking the reader through a labyrinth of emotions. This is a stunning novel’ Sunday Life

By the same author
All He Ever Wanted
Eden Close
Fortune’s Rock
The Last Time They Met
Light on Snow
The Pilot’s Wife
Sea Glass
Strange Fits of Passion
The Weight of Water

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