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Plain, Belva

Works: 377 works in 2,214 publications in 19 languages and 87,616 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Allegories  History  Love stories  Historical fiction  War stories  Biography 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3566.L254, 813.54
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The sight of the stars by Belva Plain( Book )
41 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 4,129 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 heads west to build what is to become one of the country's great retail companies, in a richly textured novel spanning three generations and the history of twentieth-century America
Legacy of silence by Belva Plain( Book )
71 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 4,035 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 )
50 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,983 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 )
50 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,902 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 3,901 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
Fortune's hand by Belva Plain( Book )
55 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,892 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
Her father's house by Belva Plain( Book )
48 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,870 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
Promises by Belva Plain( Book )
46 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,807 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?
Blessings by Belva Plain( Book )
66 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,678 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 )
52 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,510 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
Daybreak by Belva Plain( Book )
56 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,472 libraries worldwide
Few writers can move and captivate readers as Belva Plain can. In Daybreak, perhaps her best and boldest work yet, she creates a living, breathing portrait of two families joined by a devastating childhood illness, yet divided by the politics of hatred and by the sons they love
Treasures by Belva Plain( Book )
67 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 3,409 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
The golden cup by Belva Plain( Book )
62 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,402 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
Evergreen : a novel by Belva Plain( Book )
95 editions published between 1917 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,394 libraries worldwide
Follows the life of Anna Friedman, a poor Polish immigrant to America, from the turn of the century to the 1970's
Crossroads by Belva Plain( Book )
45 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,394 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
Harvest by Belva Plain( Book )
64 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,358 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 )
79 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,245 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
Random winds by Belva Plain( Book )
88 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,124 libraries worldwide
The saga of a striving, romantic man who travels from country-doctor origins to the heights of Manhattan success
Heartwood : a novel by Belva Plain( Book )
22 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and French and held by 3,118 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
Belva Plain by Belva Plain( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The author talks about her Evergreen and Random Winds
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Alternative Names
Belva Plain Amerikaans schrijfster (1915-2010)
Belva Plain amerykańska pisarka
Belva Plain siempre verde
Belva Plain US-amerikanische Autorin
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
פליין, בלווה
פליין, בלווה 1919-
פליין, בלווה. קדם, שלומית
פליין, טובה
פלין, בלוה 1919-
बेलवा पालिन
プレイン, ベルヴァ
English (682)
French (236)
Spanish (59)
Italian (38)
German (25)
Polish (11)
Hebrew (7)
Finnish (7)
Chinese (5)
Russian (5)
Swedish (4)
Turkish (2)
Hungarian (2)
Slovenian (2)
Danish (1)
Portuguese (1)
Slovak (1)
Catalan (1)
Korean (1)
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