Evergreen

Evergreen

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by Belva Plain
     
 

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The towering modern classic of passion and  ambition that forever changed the way we see the  courageous immigrants who came to America's shores -- the  story of Anna Friedman transfixes us with the  turbulent emotions of a woman and her family touched  by war, tragedy, and the devastating secrets of

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The towering modern classic of passion and  ambition that forever changed the way we see the  courageous immigrants who came to America's shores -- the  story of Anna Friedman transfixes us with the  turbulent emotions of a woman and her family touched  by war, tragedy, and the devastating secrets of one  forbidden love... bittersweet and evergreen.


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From the Publisher
"A magnificent story...this beautifully written  book will be treasured and reread for many years to  come." — Library Journal.  

"A grand, sweeping panorama...richly written,  finely detailed...vivid and memorable." —  Daily News.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307574626
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/16/2009
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
704
Sales rank:
75,361
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Belva Plain captured readers' hearts with her first novel, Evergreen, which Delacorte published more than 30 years ago. It topped the New York Times best-seller list for 41 weeks and aired as an NBC-TV miniseries. In total, more than 20 of her books have been New York Times best sellers.
 
Before becoming a novelist,  Belva Plain wrote short stories for many major magazines, but taking care of a husband and three children did not give her the time to concentrate on the novel she had always wanted to write. When she looked back and said she didn't have the time, she felt as though she had been making excuses. In retrospect, she said, "I didn't make the time." But, she reminded us, during the era that she was raising her family, women were supposed to concentrate only on their children. Today 30 million copies of her books are in print.
 
A Barnard College graduate who majored in history,  Belva Plain enjoyed a wonderful marriage of more than 40 years to Irving Plain, an ophthalmologist. Widowed for more than 25 years, Ms. Plain continued to reside in New Jersey, where she and her husband had raised their family and which was still home to her nearby children and grandchildren until her death in October 2010.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
October 9, 1915
Date of Death:
October 12, 2010
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Place of Death:
Short Hills, New Jersey
Education:
B.A., Barnard College

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Evergreen 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having read this book when it was first published, I found it so memorable I saved it for my daughter who is now 30. She, in turn, put it away for her own. It is definitely a "must read", even for Irish-American Catholics like us.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of a handful of novels that had a profound influence on me. I was a sophomore in college when I read it, and then embarked on studies in Jewish American history because I was so moved by the characters and their stories. Plain is a master at the art of sagas.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A truly moving book! It captivates you and draws you in from the first page. You read it and you live it. There is a realistic plot filled with hopes, dreams, love, and true sorrow. Possibly one of the best novels ever written.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I consider it the best book I ever read and I read all the time. I read it for the first time 15 years ago and just read it again and loved it again!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent book worth reading. This book captivates you and pulls you on to read more. Definatly a book to be read over and over.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes, one of the best. You do not want it to end
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well, I have never kissed anyone either, but I say get comfortable with him and get in the moment. Kiss him!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For your first kiss, do not, and l mean, DO NOT, try french kissing, or weird movements with the tongue. Gently press your lips against his. Hold his hands, or put your hands around his neck. Don't leave your arms hanging limply by your sides. Lastly, pop a breath mint in your mouth before you kiss. Hope this helps!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think it has been probably over 20 years since I first read Evergreen and I am so glad I decided to re-read it!!!!! It is an amazing book and a MUST READ. It is the novel that started Belva Plain on her wonderful career and even though she went on to write many more books, this is still my favorite. The writing has a way to make the characters come alive in your head. I love the generations and the webbing of the story and all the characters. I could go on and on. It is a quick read because you won't be able to put it down.
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Wow , never felt like oer 600 pages. Enjoyed every moment of this book.
capri45 More than 1 year ago
The best novel I've ever read!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was Belva Plain's first novel. I read it many years ago and enjoyed it again just as much as the first time. She is a gifted author who has mastered character development.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book can be put down and picked up again without losing the plot line. The characters are good, story is pretty good, but not a page turner.
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I enjoyed reading this book very much. I did not want to put the book down. I finished it in 2 days and then began reading Evergreen's sequel: Heartwood by Bela Plain. I am highly recomending both books to my friends. Evergreen and Heartwood books are treasured in my Nook.
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