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Belva Plain

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Sagas

A stirring family saga from the queen of the genre

With unerring insight and emotional power, Belva Plain, in her extraordinary novel, tells the story of a family divided and of the proud matriarch who takes a bold last stand to unite her warring children in what may be their last Homecoming.

It is a crisp December day when Annette Byrne walks to the end of her long, curving driveway and drops five sealed envelopes into the mailbox, quickly, before second thoughts stay her hand. Shortly thereafter, with the holidays approaching, her estranged family will be gathered at her country estate for the first time in years.

The sons. . . two brothers embittered by a breach of ethics, honor, and trust. The grandchildren. . . one young couple on the verge of divorce; another, lovingly united against the parents who have tarnished their lives. As the ill-fated meeting hurtles toward a bitter and abrupt conclusion, not even Annette Byrne's indomitable will can heal the rift--until a shattering event alters the landscape forever.

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Praise for Homecoming

  • The queen of family-saga writers . . . Belva Plain is in a class of her own. - New York Times on HER FATHER'S HOUSE

  • A terrific tale of a father's devotion and its sad consequences. - The Bookseller on HER FATHER'S HOUSE

  • As ever Belva envelopes many intriguing characters for a delightful profligacy of non-restrained emotions . . . an addictive page turner. - North Wales Chronicle on SIGHT OF THE STARS

  • This is one book you won't be able to put down . . . be prepared for a thoroughly compelling read. - Woman's Weekly on FORTUNE'S HAND

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Belva Plain

Belva Plain's first novel, EVERGREEN, was published in 1978 and became an international bestseller. Over the course of a career spanning three decades she published over twenty bestselling novels in 22 languages. She died at the age of ninety five in 2010.

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