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Book Review of The Sight of the Stars

The Sight of the Stars
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From New York Times bestselling author Belva Plain comes a mesmerizing new novel--a tale that chronicles four generations of one family...as they journey through years of love, loss, and unimaginable betrayal.

Dressed in a brand-new suit, with one hundred and fifty dollars in his pocket, nineteen-year-old Adam Arnring says good-bye to his family and boards a train for the fabled West. The year is 1907. Soon Adam lands a job in a small department store in a booming Texas town--and meets a woman who excites him beyond all measure: the exquisite, untouchable Emma Rothirsch.

But just when Adam begins to realize his dream--to build a family business that will live on for generations--fate intervenes. Tragedy strikes from the trenches of World War I, setting in motion a series of events that echo down through the years. 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.


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