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Plain, Belva

Works: 385 works in 2,357 publications in 18 languages and 92,946 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Allegories  History  War stories  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3566.L254, 813.54
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The sight of the stars by Belva Plain( Book )

47 editions published between 1004 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The son of an Irish immigrant mother and a Jewish peddler father, Adam Arnring grows up in turn-of-the-century America determined to shape his own destiny and builds what is to become one of the country's great retail companies
After the fire by Belva Plain( Book )

54 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and held by 3,990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When young artist Hyacinth falls in love with and marries Gerald, a medical student, she thinks she has found heaven. But like many marriages, this one founders. Then one night in desperation Hyacinth commits an act for which she will pay dearly, giving Gerald the reason he needs to gain uncontested custody of their two young children. However, despite the anguish over her children and her broken marriage, Hyacinth takes a fashion design course and quickly rises to the top of her profession
Legacy of silence by Belva Plain( Book )

53 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman's life changes when the Nazis come to power in Germany. Caroline Hartzinger's boyfriend becomes a Nazi and abandons her because she is half-Jewish. She escapes to America, marries a fellow refugee and gives birth to the Nazi's son
Looking back by Belva Plain( Book )

46 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friends since college, three women--Cecile, the elegant daughter of privilege; the talented but troubled Norma; and Amanda, determined to rise above her humble origins--find their lives torn apart by a single shattering act of betrayal
Secrecy by Belva Plain( Book )

61 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A frigid woman's recovery. She is Charlotte Dawes, a New York architect who was raped as a girl. She meets Roger Haywood, a developer who provides her with the capital she needs for a project. A romance ensues and Charlotte is cured
Homecoming by Belva Plain( Book )

50 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a property in New York State, Annette Byrne, 85, organizes a reunion to bring peace to her warring family. They include two sons who are involved in a court case and do not speak to each other, a granddaughter whose inter-faith marriage is on the skids and another granddaughter who is divorcing
Her father's house by Belva Plain( Book )

49 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decades after her father kidnapped her from his ex-wife's home to save her from an unstable environment, a young woman struggles to come to terms with her father's criminal action and the deception that forms the foundation of her entire life
Fortune's hand by Belva Plain( Book )

44 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An opportunistic Southern lawyer compromises his ideals and exploits people to gain fame, only to be destroyed when he goes one step too far, becoming involved in bank fraud. By the author of Legacy of Silence
Promises by Belva Plain( Book )

45 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam, married to Margaret for 20 years with 3 children, takes up with a woman from the past, Randi. They were already having an affair when Adam was engaged to Margaret. Divorce follows, the lawyer is nice and revenge is sweet. But will there be love?
Whispers by Belva Plain( Book )

38 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attack, one Lynn blames on herself, for, after all, Robert is the love of her life. With a lovely home in an exclusive Connecticut community, the Fergusons are living the ultimate American Dream - a picture-perfect marriage, two beautiful children, parties at the country club, and wonderful friends. Yet Lynn, a devoted mother and model corporate wife, has never been able to piece together all the parts of her husband's past - his failed first marriage, and the son he
Blessings by Belva Plain( Book )

59 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful and gutsy lawyer, Jennie is on the brink of marriage and is trying the most important case of her career. Then a shattering secret from her past threatens to destroy her world
The carousel by Belva Plain( Book )

36 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The realities below the surface of a seemingly admirable family when Sally, a journalist happily married to Dan, a respectable businessman, discovers her five-year-old daughter has been sexually molested. The setting is New York State
Daybreak by Belva Plain( Book )

57 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timely, provocative, and as real as today's headlines, Daybreak pulses with truth, takes our breath away with its extraordinary grace and eloquence, and brings vividly to life men and women so real they will long remain in our minds and hearts
Evergreen : a novel by Belva Plain( Book )

98 editions published between 1917 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the life of Anna Friedman, a poor Polish immigrant to America, from the turn of the century to the 1970's
The golden cup by Belva Plain( Book )

62 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the passionate, difficult marriage of a Jewish couple in New York in a time of political fervor leading up to World War I
Crossroads by Belva Plain( Book )

39 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The owner of a New England glassworks company, widow Cassie Wright struggles to raise her surviving child, Gwen, in the face of unbearable tragedy, but as Gwen blossoms into an independent young woman, dissention drives the two apart, until Gwen has her own child, a little girl who reunites the estranged family
Treasures by Belva Plain( Book )

49 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 3,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Connie, Eddie, and Lara Osborne, three siblings from Ohio, leave their provincial home behind following their mother's death and find love, wealth, and success in the world
Harvest by Belva Plain( Book )

64 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continues the Werner family saga. Iris, the daughter of Anna and Paul, sees her fragile marriage falter and Paul, consumed by a lifelong secret, still longs for the family he has lost
Crescent City : a novel by Belva Plain( Book )

58 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 3,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miriam Raphael, raised in the lap of luxury in antebellum New Orleans, is unhappily married and in the midst of the Civil War must reconcile her wifely duties and a forbidden passion
Heartwood : a novel by Belva Plain( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 3,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though Iris Stern considers herself a modern woman, with a successful academic career and a happy marriage, she still holds steadfast to her old-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 children have made
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Alternative Names
Belva Plain Amerikaans schrijfster (1915-2010)

Belva Plain amerykańska pisarka

Belva Plain écrivaine américaine

Belva Plain escriptora estatunidenca

Belva Plain siempre verde

Belva Plain US-amerikanische Autorin

Belva Plain yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Offenberg, Belva

Plain, Belva, 1915-2010

Plain, Belva 1918-

Plain, Belva 1919-

Plain, Belva 1919-2010

Plain, Belva Offenberg 1915-2010

Pleĭn, Belva

Plen, Belṿah

Pʿu-lan, Bei-wa

Белва Плейн

בלווה פליין

בלווה פליין סופרת אמריקאית

פליין, בלווה

פליין, בלווה 1919-

פליין, בלווה. קדם, שלומית

פליין, טובה

פלין, בלוה

פלין, בלוה 1919-

बेलवा पालिन

プレイン, ベルヴァ


After the fireLegacy of silenceLooking backSecrecyHomecomingHer father's houseFortune's handPromises