Karen Campbell is a regular contributor to the Globe. The book touches on some absolutely fascinating subject matter, but I think the telling leaves something to be desired. I was interested in this book because it was about a woman serving as a nurse in World War I, that ends up loosing her memory from shell shock. Anita Shreve began writing fiction while working as a high school teacher after graduating from Tufts University. I think it is great material and that it showcases an interesting contrast when compared to our contemporary family court system, but I think this sequence strayed too far from the themes Shreve explores in the rest of her narrative.
It increases one's appreciation of the progress women have made throughout the 20th century and now. Additionally, it gives the reader insight into hysteria versus shell shock and how words and labels can harm or heal. Without giving away too much, I will just say that the final plot twists and romances left a lot to be desired. Tudo porque a escritora tem um jeito despretensioso de apresentar as situações, e é exímia em descrever as cicatrizes que ficam na alma após um trauma. I always enjoy Anita Shreve. The premise seemed to have great potential, but it didn't come together as I had hoped.
She and the doctor will care for her for some months. So I went into my book archives to retrieve All He Ever Wanted only to discover that this is the wife's version of this story. A subtle difference, but a difference worth noting. I think she must have liked her character Stella Bain quite a bit. I also found the superficial dealing with Lily Bridge early on as a deplorably predictable sign that she was going to die and leave the road clear in the most morally unprovocative way, for the only two characters that got fully developed in the entire novel: 'Stella' and August. In ways this choppy style adds to the feel of detachment that I think probably came with simply trying to survive.
And as she recaptures her rocky past and recovers her sense of self, Stella also uncovers some painful truths that help her realize there really is no going back. When an American woman, Stella Bain, is found suffering from severe shell shock in a London garden, surgeon August Bridge and his wife selflessly agree to take her in. I devour them quickly and wait patiently for the next one. She senses it might be an unhappy place, a door she might not want to open. A mom with no husband might have found herself unable to house and feed Maybe in the decades we grew up in, but times were much different back then.
You can read more book reviews or buy The Lives of Stella Bain by Anita Shreve at You can read more book reviews or buy The Lives of Stella Bain by Anita Shreve at. What makes this book so different is that it recognizes the effects of shell shock on the nurses and the others in the camps who also saw horrible things and had to live with what they had seen. However, this novel is not really about the war. While Stella is wandering lost in London, a sympathetic woman, Lily Bridge, takes her in. The court case I am not sure about, not sure if a judge would have been as fair to a woman as this one was, but it might have helped that her husband was not at all a sympathetic person, thinking he was above even the dictates of the court.
But in the end it is a story of friends, of a mother and her children, and new love. Anita Shreve excels at drilling down deep into the human spirit, of unleashing great emotion, and all while telling a riveting story. She soon discovers that she can draw, too, and this is a really nice angle to help learn about her and her past without having to unveil everything all at once. Her approimately 20 novels include The Pilot's Wife, The Weight of Water, Eden Close, Strange Fits of Passion, Where or When, and Resistance. This is when shell shock was first being talked about and studied, the talking cure proposed by Freud w 3. Neste âmbito é abordada a terapêutica de Freud, em voga tanto em Inglaterra como na América, e a doente é temporariamente tratada por psicoterapia.
The story line itself was interesting enough and was what kept me reading. If it's something a little more in depth and hard hitting that you're looking for, then I think is a really important book within the genre and more than worth a read. Bridge and Phillip, everything moved too fast. Though not as powerful as Peter Yeldham's Barbed Wire and Roses, I appreciated Shreve's exploration of shell shock and how she uses Stella to show both the impact it has on the individual and how it was viewed in a society with little to no Find this and other reviews at: I'm not altogether sure how to describe Anita Shreve's Stella Bain. What is she running from — and why? Just send us an and we'll put the best up on the site.
I kept thinking how much this book reminded me of another of Anita Shreve's books. Maybe that would have been a better choice. Bridge to go there because she had a hutch that she have someone there. It lacked depth and plausibility. When someone mentions the Admiralty in London, she becomes obsessed with traveling there, sure that it holds the answers to her forgotten past. But as with Nicky, with Clara there is only one. Acabei por entender esta opção de criar uma primeira parte para o livro mais leve, posto que esse estado é apenas um reflexo do papel de Stella no cenário de guerra que a Europa atravessa, e um eco da sua própria mente confusa e amnésica.
The narration by Hope Davis was indeed very good, but there were many times when the oddness of the story was overwhelming to me. Her books are never bad, but they aren't. Stella only knows that she is american who works in the Voluntary Aid. I was really looking forward to Stella Bain because of the subject and time period. She takes the name Stella Bain, although it doesn't feel quite right to her. The courtroom scenes detailing the child custody fight are also well done.
It was good, it had my interest from the very beginning. She delves insightfully into the nature of trauma, shell shock, and memory loss. I highly recommend The Lives Of Stella Bain a love story that is intense and gripping and packed with secrets. I did not like Shreve's writing style - it seemed to lack depth and the writing seemed so very simplistic. The ending also seemed rushed and wrapped up too nicely. I was disappointed in this book. She is ill, penniless and dressed in a uniform of the British medical service.