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.
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San Francisco, California
Date of Birth:
August 14, 1947
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Educated in France. Also attended Parsons School of Design, 1963, and New York University, 1963-67
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|The Best Book to Read First||Her Most Personal Work|
Her 1992 novel deals with the often devastating effects of infertility as it affects three California couples. Though not typical Steel subject matter, it is considered one of her all-time best books.
|His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina|
In 1997, Steel lost her 19-year-old son to a heroin overdose. Touchingly written while Steel was still very much in mourning, her book details his battle with manic-depression. Steel donated proceeds from the title, which has become a resource for those coping with mental illness, to a foundation in her son's name.