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Anita Shreve, who began writing fiction while working as a high school teacher, became a journalist writing freelance articles for magazines before turning to writing fiction full time. She is the author of the international bestseller "The Pilot's Wife" (Little, Brown, 1998), an Oprah's Book Club selection, and "The Weight of the Water" (Little, Brown, 1997), a finalist for the Orange Prize. Her most recent book is "All He Ever Wanted" (Little, Brown, 2003). Shreve, who teaches writing at Amherst College, lives in Massachusetts.