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Author: Anita Shreve
I have read quite a few of Anita Shreve's novels. I find The Lives Of Stella Bain completely different to Anita's other novels and I was absolutely drawn in.The Lives Of Stella Bain an epic story set against the backdrop of World War 1, a story of a woman searching for the secret of her identity. The story countdown is Marine, March 1915 a woman lays injured with her feet hurting in a field hospital in northern France. The woman lays there with one of the most biggest challenges of her life she can not remember her name she has memory loss. Letters appear in her brain and she decides upon the name Stella although she has no idea where that name has come from. Stella only knows that she is american who works in the Voluntary Aid Detachment and drives an ambulance. In October stella decides that she must find the Admiralty and take her chance to go to England and packs her British uniform, her sketches, and money. While Stella is in london she begins to draw again Dr Bridge a cranial surgeon turned psychologist tries to help Stella through her sketches help her reconstruct her past. I highly recommend The Lives Of Stella Bain a love story that is intense and gripping and packed with secrets. I am sure that book clubs would find this a very interesting book to discuss. I hope that many readers out there will enjoy reading Anita Shreve's new novel as much as I have.