Fortune's Rocks Quartet

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 441 ratings

Sea Glass Publisher's Summary

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 tones.

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.

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.

©2002 Anita Shreve, All Rights Reserved (P)2002 Time Warner AudioBooks, a Division of the AOL Time Warner Book Group
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

    • Sea Glass

    • By: Anita Shreve
    • Narrated by: Judith Ann Gantly
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    Honora and Sexton are just settling into their new marriage, and have just bought their beloved New Hampshire house, when the economy crashes and everything in their world changes. Anita Shreve presents a "literary novel of the caliber and craft of Edith Wharton or Henry James," says the Baltimore Sun.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A pleasant surprise!

    • By Deneen on 08-09-03

    Regular price: $19.38

  • Book 3

    • The Pilot's Wife

    • A Novel
    • By: Anita Shreve
    • Narrated by: Melanie Griffith
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 162

    Until now, Kathryn Lyons's life has been peaceful if unextraordinary: a satisfying job teaching high school in the New England mill town of her childhood; a picture-perfect home by the ocean; a precocious, independent-minded fifteen-year-old daughter; and a happy marriage whose occasional dull passages she attributes to the unavoidable deadening of time.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sorry but narrator is horrible

    • By To Much Shopping on 04-28-16

    Regular price: $28.50

  • Book 4

    • Body Surfing

    • A Novel
    • By: Anita Shreve
    • Narrated by: Lolita Davidovich
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    At the age of 29, Sydney has already been once divorced and once widowed. Trying to regain her footing, she has answered an ad to tutor the daughter of a well-to-do couple as they spend the summer in their oceanfront New Hampshire cottage. But when the Edwards' two grown sons arrive at the beach house, Sydney finds herself caught up in a destructive web of old tensions and bitter divisions. As the brothers vie for her affections, the fragile existence Sydney has rebuilt for herself is threatened.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Boring? Not!

    • By Pamela Harvey on 06-10-07

    Regular price: $17.09