Some of My Favorite Books

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Strange Fits of Passion by Anita Shreve

I love to read Anita Shreve's books, and Strange Fits of Passion did not disappoint. I really like her typical setting, New England, and her books are generally dark and so well written that I get drawn in and think about the book all through the day.

This book had a unique premise, a true-crime writer who wrote an article, then a book about a 1971 case that today would have been viewed entirely different. Shreve wrote Strange Fits of Passion in 1991, so I checked IMDB to see if a movie had been made of it. Nope. There is a movie by the same name but it's billed as "compelling" (that fits) and a "comedy" (that does not fit). Darn.

Book Read:  Strange Fits of Passion
Author:  Anita Shreve
ISBN:  978-0156-03139-4


  1. Peg, have you also read The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls? I see you've already reviewed Half Broke Horses, which is excellent. This author is raw and the book is a must read!

  2. Yes, Pam. LOVE The Glass Castle. She's a great writer!



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