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The Resource The sight of the stars, Belva Plain

The sight of the stars, Belva Plain

Label
The sight of the stars
Title
The sight of the stars
Statement of responsibility
Belva Plain
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A novel that explores the bonds that sustain families--and the lies that can shatter them forever. Sweeping through the pivotal events of twentieth-century America, The Sight of the Stars chronicles four generations of one remarkable family as they journey through years of love, loss, sacrifice, and unimaginable betrayal. Dressed in a brand-new suit, with one hundred and fifty dollars in his pocket, Adam Arnring says good-bye to his family and boards a train for the fabled West. The year is 1907. Adam is nineteen years old, a young man with stars in his eyes who has always dreamed of a future in the great open spaces of America. Now, far from his New Jersey home, he takes the first step toward attaining that dream, landing a job in a small department store in a booming Texas town. Here he meets a woman who excites him beyond all measure. The exquisite, untouchable Emma Rothirsch lives in a world whose doors are firmly closed to him. But Adam is a man willing to take great risks to get what he wants. One is Emma. The other is to build a lasting business enterprise that will live on through his children and grandchildren. But just when Adam's dreams are within reach, fate intervenes. Tragedy strikes from the trenches of World War I, setting in motion a series of events that echo down through the years. The owner of a prospering department store and the head of a growing family, Adam succumbs to a moment of weakness that culminates in an unforgivable act of betrayal. And now, as another generation prepares to take its rightful place in the family's legendary empire, the tenuous threads of the Arnrings' past begin to unravel, revealing a shattering secret that reaches back nearly a century
Summary
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
Storyline
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
120984
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The sight of the stars, Belva Plain
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=36458
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn279297671
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (312 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780440334736
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00158975
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
79E6B250-AD89-460D-B3EC-569024BCA4E6
System control number
(OCoLC)279297671
Label
The sight of the stars, Belva Plain
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=36458
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn279297671
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (312 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780440334736
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00158975
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
79E6B250-AD89-460D-B3EC-569024BCA4E6
System control number
(OCoLC)279297671

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