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by Anita Shreve
Fans of Anita Shreve probably need no introduction to her latest novel ‘Rescue’. If you have not read Shreve (remember the film The Pilot’s Wife based on her book of the same name?) ‘Rescue’ will surely tempt you to read more of her work. Backed by Shreve’s usual thorough research ‘Rescue’, as an accompaniment to the story line, takes the reader into the world of the paramedic, the training involved and the stresses experienced by those undertaking this essential task. Whilst still a probationer with the Hartstone Rescue Team in Vermont Peter Webster is called to help in the rescue of a motor accident victim Sheila Arsenault, the result of her driving under the influence. He is strongly drawn to this woman who has a self- inflicted dangerous past and they embark on an affair leading to marriage and a daughter Rowan. Sheila’s drinking escalates and they split up leaving Webster to bring up his daughter, then age nine, single handed. Rowan proves to be a difficult teenager, slacking with her studies and easily falling prey to heavy teen party drinking when she got the chance. Webster reaches out to Sheila to help him with Rowan, a huge step for him and Rowan as Sheila had been out of contact with her daughter for about 8 years.
Reviewed by Cynthia Lake