Tapestry

Tapestry

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Beginning in 1920, paralleling Hitler's rise to power, and encompassing World War II, Bleva Plain's new novel weaves the threads of history into a brilliant tapestry. As vivid events plunge the world into a dizzying vortex of change, an unforgettable American Family must summon up extraordinary courage to face birth, death, murder, illicit passion, and a great tragedy... and one passionate man must fight his own war against evil -- a war that can be won only with honor, integrity, and love.

"Belva Plain is a talented tale-spinner with almost Dickensian ability to keep her stories going." -- "The Philadelphia Inquirer."

"A powerful novel... another winner... Ms. Plain weaves her story like a master craftsman entwining the colorful threads of each character's life embroidered with the golden strands of historical details." -- "Rave Reviews."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 554 pages
  • 108 x 178 x 34.04mm | 272g
  • Del Rey Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 044020271X
  • 9780440202714
  • 381,650

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Beginning in 1920, paralleling Hitler's rise to power, and encompassing World War II, Bleva Plain's new novel weaves the threads of history into a brilliant tapestry. As vivid events plunge the world into a dizzying vortex of change, an unforgettable American Family must summon up extraordinary courage to face birth, death, murder, illicit passion, and a great tragedy... and one passionate man must fight his own war against evil -- a war that can be won only with honor, integrity, and love.
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Back cover copy

Paul Werner watched the proud, daring immigrant Anna marry another man. But his desire for her haunts him...even after he weds the elegant Mimi, a woman of his own class. Now, as Paul wrestles with the dark demons of forbidden passion, his family and business are plunged into a maelstrom of tragedy and social changes. Ahead lie the dark days of the Depression, the rise of pure evil in Europe, and a war that will change the world forever. But for Paul Werner a more personal struggle awaits -- a choice of a lifetime and a new beginning, or the most painful of final good-byes. Belva Plain's Tapestry takes up the threads of lives encountered in her beloved epic, Evergreen, to create an entirely new drama of a family's loyalties and divisions, its secrets, and its destiny....
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"Belva Plain is a talented tale-spinner with almost Dickensian ability to keep her stories going."--Philadelphia Inquirer. "A powerful novel... another winner... Ms. Plain weaves her story like a master craftsman entwining the colorful threads of each character's life embroidered with the golden strands of historical details."--Rave Reviews
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About Belva Plain

Belva Plain captured readers' hearts with her first novel, Evergreen, which Delacorte published more than 30 years ago. It topped the New York Times best-seller list for 41 weeks and aired as an NBC-TV miniseries. In total, more than 20 of her books have been New York Times best sellers. Before becoming a novelist, Belva Plain wrote short stories for many major magazines, but taking care of a husband and three children did not give her the time to concentrate on the novel she had always wanted to write. When she looked back and said she didn't have the time, she felt as though she had been making excuses. In retrospect, she said, "I didn't make the time." But, she reminded us, during the era that she was raising her family, women were supposed to concentrate only on their children. Today 30 million copies of her books are in print. A Barnard College graduate who majored in history, Belva Plain enjoyed a wonderful marriage of more than 40 years to Irving Plain, an ophthalmologist. Widowed for more than 25 years, Ms. Plain continued to reside in New Jersey, where she and her husband had raised their family and which was still home to her nearby children and grandchildren until her death in October 2010.
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1,569 ratings
3.95 out of 5 stars
5 32% (500)
4 37% (578)
3 27% (420)
2 4% (55)
1 1% (16)
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