Love: Poems

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This is a special book about special people.  People who have loved me, and whom I have loved.  People who have brought me joy beyond measure, and sometimes incredible pain.  People I have hurt, sometimes more than I can bear to think about.  People who have hurt me, sometimes more than they know.  Yet each of their gifts has been precious, each moment treasured, each face, each smile, each victory, each defeat woven into the fiber of my being.  In ...
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Overview

This is a special book about special people.  People who have loved me, and whom I have loved.  People who have brought me joy beyond measure, and sometimes incredible pain.  People I have hurt, sometimes more than I can bear to think about.  People who have hurt me, sometimes more than they know.  Yet each of their gifts has been precious, each moment treasured, each face, each smile, each victory, each defeat woven into the fiber of my being.  In retrospect, all of it is beautiful, because we cared so much.  In essence, this book covers fifteen years of my life, and a handful of precious people who mean, and have meant everything to me.  This book is written for them.

With much love, d.s.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780440153771
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/28/1989
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 639,883
  • Product dimensions: 4.15 (w) x 6.85 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel has become more of a legend than any one of her books, which never fail to make the bestseller lists. Something of Steel's refinement and gentility transfers to her prose as her heroines enjoy enviable triumphs over inevitable tragedies.

Biography

When it comes to commanding bestseller lists, no writer can come close to Danielle Steel. Her work has been published in 47 countries, in 28 languages. She has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the author who has spent the most consecutive weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. She has not only published novels, but has written non-fiction, a book of poetry, and two series of children's books. Many of her books have been adapted for television movies, one of which (Jewels) was nominated for two Golden Globe awards. She has received the title of Chevalier of the distinguished Order of Arts and Letters by the French Government for her immense body of work. In short, to say that Steel is the single most popular living writer in the world is no overstatement.

Steel published her first novel, Going Home, when she was a mere 26 years old, and the book introduced readers to many of the themes that would dominate her novels for the next 30-odd years. It is an exploration of human relationships told dramatically, a story of the past's thrall on the present. Anyone familiar with Steel's work will recognize these themes as being close to her heart, as are familial issues, which are at the root of her many mega-sellers.

Although Steel has a reputation among critics as being a writer of fluffy, escapist fare, she never shies away from taking on dark subject matter, having addressed illnesses, incest, suicide, divorce, death, the Holocaust, and war in her work. Of course, even when she is handling unsavory topics, she does so entertainingly and with refinement. Her stories may often cross over into the realm of melodrama, but she never fails to spin a compelling yarn told with a skilled ear for dialogue and character, while consistently showing how one can overcome the greatest of tragedies. Ever prolific, she usually produces several books per year, often juggling multiple projects at the same time.

With all of the time and effort Steel puts into her work (she claims to sometimes spend as much as 20 hours a day at her keyboard), it is amazing that she still has time for a personal life. However, as one might assume from her work, family is still incredibly important to her, and she maintains a fairly private personal life. Fortunately for her millions of fans, she continues to devote more than a small piece of that life to them.

Good To Know

Along with her famed adult novels, Steel has also written two series of books for kids with the purpose of helping them through difficult situations, such as dealing with a new stepfather and coping with the death of a grandparent.

When Steel isn't working on her latest bestseller or spending time with her beloved family, she is devoting her time to one of several philanthropic projects to benefit the mentally ill, the homeless, and abused children.

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    1. Hometown:
      San Francisco, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      August 14, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      New York, New York
    1. Education:
      Educated in France. Also attended Parsons School of Design, 1963, and New York University, 1963-67
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Read an Excerpt

Fear Not—Farewell

Fear not,
sweet love,
the hands of time,
for poems do not always rhyme,
fate runs its course and plays its tricks,
and in the last and final mix,
one wins it all and loses naught,
if love was good and battles fought to their very final end,
good-bye sweet love,
farewell,
my friend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    Mya b.

    What the bananas! You either buy it or you dont. The sample is 2 pages. The cover and who its dedicatited to. If i could buy it 5 * because the sample is 2 pages of nothing...0*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2011

    well-

    its pretty aswome if ur in love if not no:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2006

    Very Touching, Very Real

    I can relate to this book so well. I think some feelings she has expressed are feelings everyone has had and can very much relate to. It is a wonderful book and I am glad she chose to share it with the world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2005

    A Poem That Haunts Me Still

    I read this book for the first time when I was in high school. Since then I have been haunted by a poem in it. I have forgotten the title but it had to do with inner walls built to protect her heart. It sounded so like me! I have searched and searched for this book and finally I have found it. I can't wait to own it. I am sure that I will wear out the pages reading this book over and over.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2003

    WONDERFUL BOOK

    Absolutely amazing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2003

    I lived by these words in a great time of my life

    I had never read a book by Steel and didn't think twice to pick up a collection of poetry by her at any expense. But being a lover of poetry and a poet myself I gave it a try. I found it around the price B&N have it here and thought it deserved a chance. It truly consumed a part of me and I've kept it for years now with my most cherished possessions. I had a serious case of writers block and I needed an outlet to express so much to my now husband who at the time was in the midst of a separation from his high school sweet heart and bouncing between bars while I desired another life away from my then, prison of a relationship. This collection said what I couldn't and has made all the difference.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2002

    STAY AWAY FROM THIS BOOK!!!!!

    Is there a way that I can give this book negative stars? Someone passed this on to me claiming that it would bring great catharsis. It did - I laughed till I cried. Is this woman serious? How could she possibly have been published all these years? I'm an English teacher, and even my high school kids laughed at this work. Do yourselves a favor and try some Walt Whitman.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2001

    Magnificent.....

    This is a book you will turn to over and over through life...primarily for women you will find many uses and times to use Danielle's poetry in letters and one cards for friends and ....of course....lovers!!! Especially beautiful poems about pregnancy and motherhood as well.

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