"The only problem with looking for sea glass...is that you never look up. You never see the view. You never see the houses or the ocean, because you're afraid you'll miss something in the sand."
As it is with all of us, the characters in SEA GLASS don't see the view --- the vista that history paints in time. If they did, choices would no doubt differ...but therein lies the story. Anita Shreve has a knack for fashioning compelling fiction from historical vistas, and SEA GLASS is no exception. The story evolves over a year's time, beginning several months before the great stock market crash, an event that acts as a character in much the same way as the pieces of sea glass th