After the Fire

After the Fire

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In her stunning new novel, New York Times bestselling author Belva Plain has written a compelling story of family and fortune, beauty and betrayal. With unerring insight and emotional power, she penetrates a shattered marriage to explore one of the most provocative issues of our time.

What happens when the picture-perfect marriage dissolves? In her unsparing evocation of a family in crisis, Belva Plain goes to the heart of a marriage between a naïve young artist and her handsome physician husband. At first everything is idyllic. Then one terrible night she commits an act she will regret for the rest of her life. An act that gives her husband the ultimate weapon: blackmail. The price of his silence is uncontested custody of their two children.

When her own beautiful, angry mother wants to know why she won't fight for custody, she can give no answers. For she alone knows, or believes she knows, what really happened on that fateful night.

In a novel that is both provocative and heartbreaking, Belva Plain proves herself the writer who sets the standard for family stories, a novelist of incomparable depth and grace.

Baker & Taylor
A woman goes through an agonizing child custody battle after the breakup of her marriage to a successful plastic surgeon

& Taylor

The rivalries between family members are laid bare as intrigues threaten the dynamics of family life, in this dramatic new novel by the author of Fortune's Hand. 200,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2000
ISBN: 9780385334709
Branch Call Number: FICTION PLAIN
Characteristics: 342 p. ; 25 cm


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May 25, 2014

I skipped a lot of rhetoric in order to just get to the end of the book. More suited to those who love Harlequin novels. Not my taste at all!

Apr 21, 2014

This is a good story with a surprising ending.


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