Rescue - Anita Shreve


By Anita Shreve

  • Release Date: 2010-11-30
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • Size: 1 MB
Score: 3.5
From 457 Ratings

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A rookie paramedic pulls a young woman alive from her totaled car, a first rescue that begins a lifelong tangle of love and wreckage.

Peter Webster is a rookie paramedic when he pulls a young woman out of a car wreck that should have killed her. Sheila Arsenault haunts his thoughts, and despite his misgivings Peter is soon embroiled in an intense love affair--and in Sheila's troubled world.

Eighteen years later, Sheila is long gone and Peter is raising their daughter, Rowan, alone. But Rowan is veering dangerously off course, and for the first time in their quiet life together Peter fears for her future. He seeks out the only person who may be able to help Rowan, although Sheila's return is sure to unleash all the questions he has carefully been keeping at bay: Why did a mother leave her family? How did the marriage of two people so deeply in love unravel?

A story about trespass and forgiveness, secrets and the seismic force of the truth, Rescue is a masterful portrayal of a family trying to understand its fractured past and begin again.


  • Wonderful Story

    By TracyfromJax
    I enjoyed this book very much.
  • Rescue

    By kathyfrith
    Not one of her best. The setting is Vermont and the story is about a rescue worker who falls in love with an alcoholic. I miss her historical fiction, so much more engrossing than this rather humdrum novel.
  • Rescue!

    By Aaron123Young
    Amazing book!!! Could not stop reading it!! Really awesome!
  • Liked

    By Cdreviews
    Good read. It was engaging enough to keep me hooked until the end. It did end a bit abruptly, though. It screams for an epilogue! I'll read other Anita Shreveport books.
  • Great book

    By Lisa Barton
    I typically don't like Anita Shreve 's books but. This one was excellent. I liked the characters, the plot and the story in general. Right now I am reading het book about a murder she photographs ,weight of water. Can't say enough of this book, read it, you'll enjoy it!
  • Pointless

    By Yvmama
    I have enjoyed other books by this author so I was disappointed with this book. I did not really care about the characters or their fate. The characters never really developed and the plot seemed pointless.
  • The Rescue

    By TRZ08
    This book was OK...sometimes I needed to be rescued because it drone on and on about an average plot. The details about EMT rescues weren't my forte but some of the scenarios were intriguing. I recommend you borrow this book.
  • Very good book!

    By sjpierson
    This was a very good book that I couldn't put down! It seemed like I was done with it too quickly tho! I really enjoyed it, and I can totally relate because at the moment I'm dealing with a very rough spell with my seventeen year old daughter.
  • Rescue

    By Mart sky
    Usually not the type of book I like to read, but I could not put RESCUE down. From the very first page the story grabs you and keeps you interested until the last page.The setting is a small rural town, where a young man falls for a girl running away from her past. They have a child and that is where the story really begins. The warmth, and strength of a wonderfully devoted dad really make you enjoy reading about Webster, daughter Rowan, and her mom Sheila. I highly recommend this heartwarming story.Five stars !!!!!
  • Rescue

    By Hankanon
    Can't understand the poor star rating for this novel. I really enjoyed it in fact I couldn't put it down and read it in one sitting. The characters were clearly drawn and the story is 'bare bones' Shreve gets right to he heart of the matter without all the padding that can bog a reader down.