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kelly posts on 7/30/2008 8:17:41 PM I just finished "The Last Time They Met". At first I was very confused by the ending. I don't really think that all the story happens in Thomas's head. My feeling is that throughout his life he searched for his "linda" in all his other relationships and couldn't ever have her. Her death at 17 really affected him and all his other relationships. The other "linda's" I think are women that he was involved with and compared to her. He was deeply affected by her and always tried to find her in other women. Maybe they were similar to her in some way, but since she had died, they couldn't be her.
lisa wells posts on 7/22/2008 5:46:23 PM Did Charles commit suicide on that bridge or was that an accident. I am talking about Anita Shreve's book Where or When.
kira posts on 5/24/2007 7:16:03 AM was anybody else relly dissapointed by the way 'Resistance' ended =( ... i wanted to know why Ted didnt search for Claire after the war,, did he still think that she betrayed him... i hear thers a movie based on this book too...

Nancy Doran posts supporting argument on 12/10/2006 10:38:26 PM I totally agree. I can't think of any clues and my mind was "blown" by the ending. What are we supposed to think, then, of the rest of the story? I guess the clue is right at the must have been all in Thomas' mind. The way it was written, though, puts it in the category of fantasy, which doesn't compute. Does this make sense?
Crystal posts on 11/5/2006 11:51:16 PM I read The Pilot's Wife and thought it was a waste of time. It didn't even seem that realistic -- why did the pilot choose as his second wife a woman with such a lack of class? I don't know why Oprah chose it for her book club.
Sara posts on 11/5/2006 4:26:47 PM I thought the book was terrible! It dragged on for 400 needless pages!
posts on 8/12/2006 7:10:51 PM I just finish this book today, and as always it was amazing....she has a way of even taking me back to my childhood. Her writing is like no one else that i have read. I just have December wedding to read and i will have read them all....I see a new one is due out in 07 called Surfing...cant wait!
posts on 6/18/2006 12:40:44 PM Hi:I just finished this book and I previously read Weight of Water. Maybe I'm just dense but I don't understand. Did Linda really die when she was 17. Was Thomas's love so great for her that he imagined the other times they met?
posts on 6/7/2006 2:58:01 AM I adored the last time they met but I knew before I started it that I had to prepare for an endintg I might not like. Still how can you not love that book?
Jean posts on 3/5/2006 3:12:30 PM I would like to know the title of the novel that deals with this issue by Shreve? Thank you.
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