The Resource The sight of the stars, Belva Plain, (electronic resource)

The sight of the stars, Belva Plain, (electronic resource)

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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Plain, Belva
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.L254
LC item number
S54 2004eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Irish American families
  • Businessmen
  • Retail trade
  • Department stores
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Jewish families
  • Brothers
  • Betrayal
  • Texas
  • Bildungsromans
  • Secrecy
Target audience
adult
Label
The sight of the stars, Belva Plain, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=79E6B250-AD89-460D-B3EC-569024BCA4E6
Instantiates
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
312 pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780440334736
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)279297671
  • ocn279297671
  • OCoLC
Label
The sight of the stars, Belva Plain, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=79E6B250-AD89-460D-B3EC-569024BCA4E6
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
312 pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780440334736
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)279297671
  • ocn279297671
  • OCoLC

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