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Heartwood: A Novel

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Few authors have understood the tender intricacies of relationships better than the incomparable Belva Plain. For three decades her deeply moving epics have captivated the hearts and imaginations of readerseverywhere. Now, in her final novel, she comes full circle with the themes she took up in her very first work, Evergreen, bringing us this unforgettable story of family and friendship, love and marriage, the challenges of life and the true secret of happiness.

Though Iris Stern considers herself a modern woman, with a successful academic career and a happy marriage, she still holds steadfast to herold-fashioned sensibilities. But as the mother of three adult children, each with their own lives and burdens to bear, she often finds those sensibilities called into question when confronted with the choices her childrenhave made.

For one of Iris's daughters, it's the choice of a fresh start in New York City--and a last chance to save her troubled marriage. While Laura and Robbie cope withan impending separation and its effect on Iris's young granddaughter, Iris herself must come to grips with the discovery of a long-held family secret. But it's an emotional parting of another kind thatlooms most prominently on Iris's horizon--as neither her beloved husband, nor the solidity of her own marriage, is immune to the ravages of time.

Through separations and reunions, the changes we cannot avoid and the love that sustains, Iris will weather whatever lies ahead with a faith that cannot be shaken. Like the inmost rings of a tree that abide through the generations, she will be as strong asheartwood.

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Synopsis:

Known for her heartfelt family stories, Plain has captivated readers for more than three decades. Now she dazzles once again with a new novel--a sequel to her beloved "Evergreen"--celebrating the passion and ambition of ordinary people.

About the Author

\Belva Plain is the New York Times bestselling author of Evergreen, Random Winds, Eden Burning, Crescent City, The Golden Cup, Tapestry, Blessings, Harvest, Treasures, Whispers, Daybreak, The Carousel, Promises, Secrecy, Homecoming, Legacy of Silence, Fortune’s Hand, After the Fire, Looking Back, Her Father’s House, The Sight of the Stars, and Crossroads. A Barnard College graduate who majored in history, Belva Plain lived in Millburn, New Jersey, where she and her husband raised three children. She died in 2010.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780440339939
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Plain, Belva
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
New York (N.Y.)
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literature-Contemporary Women
Subject:
NEWARRIVAL-FICTION
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20110208
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
320

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Contemporary Women
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Family Life

Heartwood: A Novel
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Product details 320 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780440339939 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Known for her heartfelt family stories, Plain has captivated readers for more than three decades. Now she dazzles once again with a new novel--a sequel to her beloved "Evergreen"--celebrating the passion and ambition of ordinary people.
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