Posted at 2:51 PM on December 7, 2010
by Julia Schrenkler
Kerri Miller of MPR News hosts Talking Volumes with author Anita Shreve. I haven't read her book "Rescue" but it sounds powerful:
About Rescue: Peter Webster is a rookie paramedic when he pulls a young woman out of a car wreck that should have killed her. Sheila haunts his thoughts, and despite his misgivings, Peter is soon embroiled in an intense love affair - and her troubled life.
Nineteen years later, Sheila is long gone and Peter is raising their daughter, Rowan, alone--until a phone call from Sheila alters their quiet existence, bringing longburied questions back to the surface. 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 own fractured past and begin again.
Get the story behind the fiction at Talking Volumes. Event details:
December 8, 7:00PM-8:30PM
The Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul, Minn.
Tickets available at the MPR box office. (651-290-1200)