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Random Winds
     

Random Winds

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by Belva Plain
 

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From a quiet turn-of-the-century village in  upstate New York to war-torn London, from the bedsides  of the rural poor to the life-and-death urgency of  a great New York City hospital, this is a powerful  epic of three generations of doctors in one  magnificent family. The Farrells-dedicated, brilliant..  and

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From a quiet turn-of-the-century village in  upstate New York to war-torn London, from the bedsides  of the rural poor to the life-and-death urgency of  a great New York City hospital, this is a powerful  epic of three generations of doctors in one  magnificent family. The Farrells-dedicated, brilliant..  and driven to the edge of destruction by a love no  human force could suppress.


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Editorial Reviews

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"Wonderful... a  convincing, sweeping novel... a real page-turner."  -- The Philadephia Enquirer.

"Bigger than evergreen." -- John  Barkham Reviews.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307575067
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/16/2009
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
127,871
File size:
2 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.


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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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Random Winds 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think it is the best novel Bleva writes. She wrote it because it had to be written. Enjoy reading it, (wael_aboud@hotmail.com)
Anonymous 17 days ago
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