CrossroadsBook - 2008
Jean Wright is a widow in a small New England city and the owner of a venerable glassworks company. When a tragic car accident robs her of a loved one, Jean must put aside her grief to raise the surviving child, the one-year-old Guin, as her own. As the child blossoms into an independent young woman, the two generations clash. When Guin defies the only mother she's ever known by striking out on her own-pursuing a completely different kind of career, and marrying the man she loves despite his shady antecedents-their relationship seems irreparably damaged. It is only when Guin has a child of her own, a little girl who is so very like Jean in personality, that events come full circle and these women find that the qualities that drive you apart can also draw you together. Belva Plain, who "doesn't know how not to write a bestseller" (Newsday), works her magic once again with this compelling, emotional story about women, their ties, and the bonds of loving.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Delacorte Press, c2008.
Characteristics: 322 p. ; 25 cm.