Dec 03, 2021
A Praia do Destino
Posted by Anita Shreve Simão Sampaio

[PDF] A Praia do Destino | by ´ Anita Shreve Simão Sampaio - A Praia do Destino, A Praia do Destino Olympia Biddeford a filha nica de um proeminente casal de B ston uma jovem precoce a quem o pai afastou das institui es acad micas com o objectivo de lhe garantir uma educa o refinada e pouco convenci

  • Title: A Praia do Destino
  • Author: Anita Shreve Simão Sampaio
  • ISBN: 9789724139463
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Paperback
  • [PDF] A Praia do Destino | by ´ Anita Shreve Simão Sampaio - A Praia do Destino, A Praia do Destino Olympia Biddeford a filha nica de um proeminente casal de B ston uma jovem precoce a quem o pai afastou das institui es acad micas com o objectivo de lhe garantir uma educa o refinada e pouco convenci

    Saleh MoonWalker

    Onvan Fortune s Rocks Nevisande Anita Shreve ISBN 316734837 ISBN13 9780316734837 Dar 528 Safhe Saal e Chap 1999


    I have read and re read this book literally dozens of times Every time I take away from it something new It s a coming of age story in the loosest sense of the word, because it s so much than that Shreve s writing just sings in this book The opening scene, in which the 15 year old main character makes her way across a beach as men gawk at her, is simply stunning I can hear lines from this book in my head, they re so well written Perhaps this book resonates particularly strongly because I could [...]


    I like to read Anita Shreve when I am tired out on literary novels but am not quite at the point where something by, say, Sophie Kinesella sounds appealing Shreve s novels are usually romances of two kinds ones that build to a tragic emotional climax, or ones that are centered around lost love or an event in the protagonist s past that gets revealed over the course of the novel I like to call them trashy reads, but in truth, I think Shreve usually brings quite a bit of quality to her work.I say [...]


    Ok friends, I know Shreve s books can be a little questionable which is why I ve only read one other, but this one is the winner She got it together this time.I love this booka reluctant admittance The story of forbidden love is wrong, right, sad, joyful, and just utterly romantic even in its sheer destruction I think my feelings for this book may also be biased by things in my personal life around the time that really made me feel and understand all of the characters quite deeply Anyway, this b [...]

    David Abrams

    Open the pages of Fortune s Rocks by Anita Shreve and you ll think you ve stepped into the world of Edith Wharton, Kate Chopin or any number of other turn of the century women writers whose novels were set in refined, confining Victorian society.Do not be fooled for an instant Shreve s novel is a pale imitation of those Grande Dames of Literature.Oh sure, Fortune s Rocks much like Wharton s The Age of Innocence is filled with scenes that would startle modern readers with their conservatism An ex [...]


    I think I m one of the ones in the minority here I had a difficult time getting into the book at first perhaps if Olympia had been a couple of years older at least A 40 year old man and a 15 year old girl Ew That said, I just didn t see any real chemistry between the two, outside of the sexual attraction for this life long supposed great love I almost gave up when they started writing those long letters to each other, then it picked up around page 200 into her exile and attempt to regain her son [...]


    Guess what happens when a 15 year old girl falls in love with a 41 year old married man who can t keep his passion in his pants Hmmm Basically, this is a nicely written Victorian era romance novel, telling the age old story of a grown man who can t control his impulses and desires, and a teenage girl who feels that she s a grown woman Bad choices all around, but hey, I guess we ve all either seen or heard it before, or done it ourselves It s a good beach book with some troubling themes Personall [...]


    Anita Shreve is one of my favorite authors, and this is an older book of hers that I ve just now gotten around to reading I usually like her books because they are very romantic, but also very literate FORTUNE S ROCKS may be my absolute favorite I LOVED it I read it in less than two days Of course, the whole idea of a 15 year old girl and a 40 man is pretty repulsive, but Shreve somehow makes it all work You end up rooting for Olympia and Haskell even though you know you shouldn t Olympia is suc [...]


    An unbelievable tale of love and lose I couldn t put this book down I was up until 3am reading My husband thought I was nuts It is a tear jerker for any mother.

    Célia Loureiro

    Um dos melhores romances que alguma vez li imprevis vel, historicamente fiel, sens vel e um daqueles livros que parecem cheirar bem, sabem Desde o primeiro cap tulo, desde as primeiras linhas, quando a Ol mpia caminha beira mar, at ao derradeiro final, impens vel at a V o am lo se querem explorar a possibilidade real de um amor imposs velN o sei se est o a ver que o John Haskell um m dico de 41 anos com 4 crian as e uma mulher simp tica, e a privilegiada Ol mpia Biddeford est prestes a celebrar [...]


    GRRR AAAGH GAH BLECH WTF That s an approximation of the sound effects I made in my car on repeat while listening to this book The decisions made by Olympia Biddeford continually frustrated me to the point of audibly expressing myself in the car I tried to get on board with the relationship between Olympia Haskell.It was 1900 Women got married younger This could be love But then every bone in my body would be like NO She is 15 He is 41 I don t care what year it is he is a predator And also LOVE T [...]

    Kathleen Dixon

    This is the second novel I ve read by Anita Shreve, but right now I can t remember what the first one I read was about It was Strange Fits of Passion, which I read just 6 months ago, and I must have enjoyed it otherwise I wouldn t have borrowed this one.Fortune s Rock is the name of a coastal resort where Olympia Biddeford and her parents have a holiday home It begins in the summer of 1899 when Olympia is 15 Suddenly she becomes a young woman, and within days is propelled into a passionate affai [...]


    I can t really say that I liked this book, but I was interested enough in what happens to Olympia to finish The story seemed to spend to much time on one period in Olympias life and felt jumpy when it skipped to the next The setting and storyline was intriging enough right off the bat but it soon began to feel like a dime store romance Had I ever read a dime store romance, I would guess that the authors use of language was somewhat better, but the smutiness was the same I think that Olympia is a [...]


    This is definitely the best Shreve book I ve read so far From the first page, writing in the literary style of the Victorians, you have no doubt that this story is not a modern one In 1899, Olympia Biddeford is nearing 16 years of age and vacationing at the family cottage at Fortune s Rocks She lives a privileged, educated existence an only child who seems rather lonely but quite mature for her years There she meets a married man with 4 children, a friend of her father s nearly 3 times her age, [...]


    I started this book with trepidation I had recently read Stella Bain which was a bust for me, I was not a fan Having read a bunch of other Shreve books and enjoying most of them, I decided to give this one a try as it had been sitting on my shelf now for several years and it was time to move it along What I didn t realize before starting this one was that the story involved a romance between a 15 yo girl and a 41 yo man I reluctantly started I am not a fan of romance and I was sure this love sto [...]


    The plot was intriguing, the characters mildly interesting and the scene was stunning, but this book fell short for me A period piece, I enjoyed reading about the turn of century along the New England coastline, and the life of a young girl, Olympia Biddeford, who is fifteen and being educated by her doting father Unfortunately, the book went south for me when Olympia caught the eye of a married doctor, old enough to be her father and they began a furious love affair No thought was given to the [...]


    This is on my list of top 3 hated books It is about an affair between a 16 year old girl and a 40 something married man Shreve tries to make this sound like a romance, but I just thought that this man was a child predator molester rapist and the whole thing turned my stomach It is surprising that a woman would write this sort of garbage it seems like some man writing his perverted fantasy.


    It s probably not fair for me to rate this book since I am not a fan of bodice ripping romances and don t generally read them But I read this for a book club so I am now qualified to comment I had a really hard time getting through the first half of the book I was bothered by the initial, overwrought paragraph about Olympia morphing from a child to an adult by a walk across the beach when she somehow realizes everyone is lusting after her stupid The the 15 to 41 ages aside I get really irritated [...]

    Christina Kirby

    It s been a while since I read this book, but I recall carrying it around constantly hoping for the chance to read a page or two The characters are so well developed that you feel you are living their experiences, and the scandalous drama that occurs throughout the book makes it even harder to put down This isn t any kind of literary masterpiece, but it s highly entertaining Isn t that what books are supposed to be anyway


    Epic I thought this book was so very good The first half made my upper lip sweat and I was reminded what it was like to be young and in love for the first time The author describes the feelings, the thought process, the intensity so well that you are really remembering it all Shreve does not smut love up nor does she describe the sexual act She hints at it thereby also keeping true to the time periodearly 1900s The entire book is a love story but one so layered, involved, and all encompassing th [...]


    I m not sure how to review this book First of all, I didn t like it being written from the third person view The author missed an amazing opportunity to delve into the intense feelings that must have been going on inside or Olympia Maybe she couldn t write about them because she s never experienced them to the level Olympia did I have been there,so I know what the writer couldn t express.Let s see, what else Haskell and Olympia are two people who experience that connection so many people seem to [...]


    I loved this book definitely my favorite Shreve book to date I loved the setting and the characters It is a wonderful love story maybe a bit over the edge romance novelish in the details but the story saved it In today s world Olympia wouldn t be so believable but for a turn of the century female, only child, raised in a world of wealth and educated by her adoring father, I believed her character and her actions Olympia Haskell understood the consequences they truly loved the people they ultimat [...]


    I love everything written by Anita Shreve before 2004 Great relationship books, great mystery about them, complex characters, unpredictablet necessarily happy.

    Lori Earl

    LOVED this book Have been reading a bunch this summer, but not all of it has been well written like Fortune s Rocks Highly recommend it


    Very well written Kept me interested all the way to the end If there were half stars I would give it 4.5.


    When a book keeps me up at night and I become obsessed with it and can t do anything else until I finish it, then I know it s a good one This was a good one


    I could not put this book done, it gripped me so thoroughly.

    Bonnie Brandt

    Disappointing book club book It s SOOO not fun to tell someone face to face that you didn t like their book club pick for the month I couldn t do it Other could though It was a difficult night The characters all seemed unformed The things they did, choices they made, and situations they put themselves in seemed contrived and not in keeping with their personality The plot did keep me turning the pages but in a gossip type newspaper way It was an easy read, but I felt the ending was horribly self [...]

    Kirsty Darbyshire

    In the beginning this book is almost everything I least like reading It s a historical love story set in 1899 If I hadn t read any of Shreve s books before I d have given up then and there I carried on reading about the affair between fifteen year old Olympia Biddeford and forty one year old married with four children John Haskell because I thought that Shreve must have something in mind other than a pure romance or not so pure depending on which sense you apply pure in, I suppose And of course [...]


    Um romance passado na Nova Inglaterra, no final do s culo XIX e in cio do s culo XX, em que a autora foca quer a classe mais rica, como tamb m a classe dos franco americanos que trabalham nas industrias t xteis.Como hist ria principal, acompanhamos Olympia Biddeford, de 15 anos, que se apaixona por um amigo do seu pai, que tem 41 anos, casado e pai de quatro filhos N o posso dizer que esteja de acordo com o que Olympia e John fizeram, pois se h algo que n o suporto a trai o, mas talvez naquela p [...]

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