Some Anita Shreve novels include "Stella Bain," "Rescue," "A Change in Altitude," "Testimony" and "Body Surfing." Other titles include "A Wedding In December," "Light on Snow," "All He Ever Wanted," "Sea Glass" and "The Last Time They Met." "Fortune's Rocks," "The Pilot's Wife," "The Weight of Water," "Resistance," "Where or When," "Strange Fits of Passion" and "Eden Close" round out the remaining books published by Anita Shreve, as of 2015.
Shreve also authored several short stories, including "Past the Island, Drifting," a short story that she published in a literary journal, winning an O. Henry prize. Her initial attempts to sell her work as an early author to magazines was fruitless, so she sought out work as a journalist, eventually living and working in Kenya for a period of time. Her book "The Pilot's Wife" was an international bestseller and the 25th selection by Oprah Winfrey for her book club. Two of her books have been adapted to film, including the 2002 CBS adaption of "The Pilot's Wife" and "The Weight of Water," which appeared in theaters.
Shreve was born in Dedham, Massachusetts, and claims that her early inspiration was author Edit Wharton's "Ethan Frome" and the works of Eugene O'Neill.