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Plain, Belva

Works: 531 works in 2,834 publications in 18 languages and 84,354 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Allegories  War stories  History  Western fiction  War fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3566.L254, 813.54
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The sight of the stars by Belva Plain( Book )

56 editions published between 1004 and 2016 in English and held by 3,753 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
Legacy of silence by Belva Plain( Book )

60 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,635 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
After the fire by Belva Plain( Book )

65 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and held by 3,623 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
Her father's house by Belva Plain( Book )

59 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,614 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
Looking back by Belva Plain( Book )

54 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,587 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 )

57 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,491 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 )

62 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,479 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
Promises by Belva Plain( Book )

58 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 3,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam, married to Margaret for 20 years with three 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? By the author of The Carousel
Fortune's hand by Belva Plain( Book )

63 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,409 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
Blessings by Belva Plain( Book )

75 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,338 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
Whispers by Belva Plain( Book )

46 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The truth. It can happen in the best of families - even the Fergusons. When Lynn and Robert first meet, she is a bright, open-faced twenty-year-old; he is handsome, a little older, a charming young executive who is already rising fast in one of America's top corporations. From the start, they are deeply in love, thrilled by the discovery of their mutual desire. It is only on their honeymoon that the gold begins to tarnish when Robert's anger erupts into a physical
Heartwood : a novel by Belva Plain( Book )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 3,251 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
Evergreen : a novel by Belva Plain( Book )

106 editions published between 1917 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,238 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
Daybreak by Belva Plain( Book )

76 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 3,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a doctor's office, a man and a woman sit stunned as the doctor speaks: Blood tests show without a shadow of a doubt that the son they love so dearly, and who is now dying, is not their child. Incredible as it seems, there must have been a mix-up in the hospital where he was born. Enduring the pain of Peter's death is a blow they must bear, but Margaret and Arthur Crawfield must also confront the realization that somewhere their biological child still lives. And although they know their search will tear apart another family, they feel compelled to look for the child who has grown up in another home
The carousel by Belva Plain( Book )

43 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,113 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. By the author of Daybreak
Crossroads by Belva Plain( Book )

52 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,110 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
The golden cup by Belva Plain( Book )

61 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 3,070 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
Harvest by Belva Plain( Book )

75 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,020 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
Treasures by Belva Plain( Book )

51 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,969 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
Crescent City : a novel by Belva Plain( Book )

44 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,885 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
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Her father's house
Legacy of silenceAfter the fireHer father's houseLooking backSecrecyHomecomingPromisesFortune's hand
Alternative Names
Belva Plain Amerikaans schrijfster (1915-2010)

Belva Plain amerykańska pisarka

Belva Plain écrivaine américaine

Belva Plain escriptora estatunidenca

Belva Plain escritora estauxunidense (1915–2010)

Belva Plain scríbhneoir Meiriceánach

Belva Plain scrittrice statunitense

Belva Plain siempre verde

Belva Plain US-amerikanische Autorin

Belva Plain yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Offenberg B. 1915-2010

Offenberg, Belva

Offenberg, Belva, 1918-2010

P`u-lan Bei-wa

Plain B. 1915-2010

Plain, Belva 1918-

Plain, Belva 1919-

Plain, Belva 1919-2010

Plain, Belva Offenberg 1915-2010

Pleĭn, Belva

Plen Belvah

Pʿu-lan, Bei-wa

Белва Плейн

Оффенберг Б. 1915-2010

Плейн Б. 1915-2010

Плэйн Б. 1915-2010

בלווה פליין

בלווה פליין סופרת אמריקאית

פליין, בלווה

פליין, בלווה 1919-

פליין, בלווה. קדם, שלומית

פליין, טובה

פלין, בלוה

פלין, בלוה 1919-

बेलवा पालिन

플레인, 벨바 1915-2010

プレイン, ベルヴァ