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The Last Time They Met

by Anita Shreve

The Last Time They Met
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    Apr 2001, 320 pages
    Jan 2002, 320 pages

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Maria (03/06/02)

I loved the book and couldn't believe the ending...was it really all in Thomas' imagination??? There is just too much that doesn't
Rose (03/02/02)

I am in shock after finishing this book. I loved it, but am confused by the ending. I don't want to believe that it ended the way that it did. I will definitely re-read it. I also need to re-read The Weight of Water to look for further clues to Thomas. Anita Shreve is an amazing writer!
Anonymous (02/16/02)

I have just read The Last Time They Met and I am completely intrigued by the ending. I have many questions and am dying to talk to someone about it. Please email me at Thanks!!!
Anonymous (01/07/02)

I enjoyed the book but feel that its the type of book you have to read twice, since the end was so shocking. I had to read the last page over and over again to realize that this was all in Thomas' imagination and that really devastated me. I was born in Kenya so found this book particulary good.
NSL - Australia
Anonymous (11/15/01)

Having read almost of all of Anita Shreve's novels, I have to say that this is most definitely her best yet! The plot is intriguing as I am actually living something very similar to what Thomas and Linda would have known and can certainly relate to all of it. Even some of the names are eerily familiar.....ironically I read The Weight of Water after this novel and thought I was experiencing déjà vu. I found it interesting that an author would tie two books together like this and would love to ask her why. An absolutely beautifully written piece of work.
Anonymous (09/12/01)

I think that this book was good, but confusing. I read half of it and
then several weeks passed before I read the second half, so maybe that is
why it was confusing. At the end of the book I felt like I was not sure
what really happened. If somebody knows can you please email me at and explain to me what really happened?
Anonymous (09/12/01)

I loved this story. I cried the whole day when i was finished with the
book. When I reached the last page, I kept thinking did I read this
right? If anyone can please explain what the last paragraph meant!
Anonymous (09/12/01)

I loved the book but was confused by the ending. I would love to hear
from some other readers as to how your interpreted the ending !!!

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