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Plain, Belva

Overview
Works: 274 works in 2,242 publications in 20 languages and 100,636 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Love stories  Historical fiction  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3566.L254, 813.54
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After the fire by Belva Plain( Book )
72 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 4,466 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
The sight of the stars by Belva Plain( Book )
58 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 4,465 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 )
55 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,421 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
Fortune's hand by Belva Plain( Book )
67 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 4,300 libraries worldwide
Robb MacDaniel has it all, a wonderful family, loving wife, great job but still wants more
Looking back by Belva Plain( Book )
38 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,297 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 )
44 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 4,258 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
Promises by Belva Plain( Book )
58 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 4,197 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?
Homecoming by Belva Plain( Book )
31 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,188 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 )
43 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,156 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
Whispers by Belva Plain( Book )
67 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 3,918 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
The carousel by Belva Plain( Book )
69 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 3,893 libraries worldwide
The Greys, pillars of their community, are being torn apart as evil simmers below the surface of their seemingly admirable American family. Before the ordeal runs its ugly course, someone will be dead
Blessings by Belva Plain( Book )
39 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,846 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
Daybreak by Belva Plain( Book )
36 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,748 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 )
88 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 3,712 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 )
80 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 3,674 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 )
69 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 3,628 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
Crossroads by Belva Plain( Book )
38 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,589 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 )
37 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,555 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
Heartwood : a novel by Belva Plain( Book )
15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 3,553 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
Crescent City : a novel by Belva Plain( Book )
35 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,420 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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Alternative Names
Offenberg, Belva
Plain, Belva
Plain, Belva 1918-
Plain, Belva Offenberg 1915-2010
Pleĭn, Belva
Plen, Belṿah
Pʻu-lan, Bei-wa
פליין, בלווה
פליין, בלווה. קדם, שלומית
פליין, טובה
פלין, בלוה 1919-
プレイン, ベルヴァ
Languages
English (740)
French (89)
Italian (63)
Spanish (39)
Finnish (21)
Swedish (16)
Polish (8)
Danish (6)
Czech (6)
Chinese (4)
Hebrew (4)
Russian (4)
Slovenian (2)
Dutch (2)
Turkish (2)
Korean (2)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (2)
Slovak (1)
Portuguese (1)
Norwegian (1)
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