by Anita Shreve

This is my second Anita Shreve book. She is a masterful writer. Her use of language, metaphor, pacing, and setting are all beautiful. And then she adds to that a solid plot and deep insightful character development. This book is about an American pilot’s wife who finds out at the opening that the plane her husband was piloting has exploded off the coast of Ireland over the Atlantic Ocean. The journey of her grief, protecting her daughter, finding out the truth, and dealing with the loss of her husband and marriage, is gripping. I savored this book, sometimes lingering over the language or needing to take a moment to process my emotions. Very well done!