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Author: Belva Plain
The doctor's office is cool, white, sterile.  But the doctor's words are searing: blood tests prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Margaret and Arthur Crawfield's beloved, dying son is not their child.  Now they must face Peter's death and and the shock of having a son they have never met.  Grieving, yet compelled,...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780440216810
ISBN-10: 0440216818
Publication Date: 3/1/1995
Pages: 448
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 77 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 3
Another excellent book by Belva Plain. Since reading this one and After the fire, I now keep my eye out for all of her books and buy them whenever possible. Belva Plain is a really good writer and she really makes the characters come alive on the pages. By the time you are done with the book, you feel you really know the characters in the book as if they were your neighbors.
toni avatar reviewed Daybreak on + 351 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
A very touching, emotional, and well-written story. Besides being a wonderful story "Daybreak" sheds alot of light on how prejudices are learned, not inherited.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a book you will remember. It runs the gammet of emotions.
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reviewed Daybreak on + 247 more book reviews
Belva Plain is an excellent author but I found myself skipping sections because I could not get into it at first. By time I did get into it was about half way through and then it held my attention to the end of the book.
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I liked the book. It could be true as it is similiar to many stories.
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This is a very good story. One of Belva Plain's best.
artist-barb avatar reviewed Daybreak on + 8 more book reviews
This is a deeply moving story of a family suffering and overcoming the consequences of an act committed at the time of their second son's birth.
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i have always enjoyed Belva Plain books ever since "Evergreen". Ms Plain writes about family and relationships, choices and results of those choices down thru generations. This book was right in keeping with her other novels.
mysteryfan avatar reviewed Daybreak on + 43 more book reviews
I really like this book. A great story of two families and their emotional ups and downs. Dealing with illness, predudice and all emotions inbetween.


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