Heartwood: A Novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
Few authors have understood the tender intricacies of relationships better than the incomparable Belva Plain. For three decades her deeply moving epics have captivated the hearts and imaginations of readers everywhere. Now, in her final novel, she comes full circle with the themes she took up in her very first work, Evergreen, bringing us this unforgettable story of family and friendship, love and marriage, the challenges of life and the true secret of happiness.Though Iris Stern considers herself a modern woman, with a successful academic career and a happy marriage, she still holds steadfast to her old-fashioned sensibilities. But as the mother of three adult children, each with their own lives and burdens to bear, she often finds those sensibilities called into question when confronted with the choices her children have made. For one of Iris's daughters, it's the choice of a fresh start in New York City—and a last chance to save her troubled marriage. While Laura and Robbie cope with an impending separation and its effect on Iris's young granddaughter, Iris herself must come to grips with the discovery of a long-held family secret. But it's an emotional parting of another kind that looms most prominently on Iris's horizon—as neither her beloved husband, nor the solidity of her own marriage, is immune to the ravages of time. Through separations and reunions, the changes we cannot avoid and the love that sustains, Iris will weather whatever lies ahead with a faith that cannot be shaken. Like the inmost rings of a tree that abide through the generations, she will be as strong as heartwood.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9780385344128
9780440339939
9780739378021
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 411eabf2-f345-2cd6-2792-a26d1692d4bb
Grouping Title heartwood
Grouping Author plain belva
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-08-25 01:58:53AM
Last Indexed 2019-08-24 03:08:33AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Plain, Belva.
author_display Belva Plain
available_at_catalog Brighton
Huron Street
detailed_location_catalog Brighton - Adult Fiction
Huron Street - Large Print - Fiction
display_description Few authors have understood the tender intricacies of relationships better than the incomparable Belva Plain. For three decades her deeply moving epics have captivated the hearts and imaginations of readers everywhere. Now, in her final novel, she comes full circle with the themes she took up in her very first work, Evergreen, bringing us this unforgettable story of family and friendship, love and marriage, the challenges of life and the true secret of happiness.
Though Iris Stern considers herself a modern woman, with a successful academic career and a happy marriage, she still holds steadfast to her old-fashioned sensibilities. But as the mother of three adult children, each with their own lives and burdens to bear, she often finds those sensibilities called into question when confronted with the choices her children have made.
For one of Iris's daughters, it's the choice of a fresh start in New York City—and a last chance to save her troubled marriage. While Laura and Robbie cope with an impending separation and its effect on Iris's young granddaughter, Iris herself must come to grips with the discovery of a long-held family secret. But it's an emotional parting of another kind that looms most prominently on Iris's horizon—as neither her beloved husband, nor the solidity of her own marriage, is immune to the ravages of time.
Through separations and reunions, the changes we cannot avoid and the love that sustains, Iris will weather whatever lies ahead with a faith that cannot be shaken. Like the inmost rings of a tree that abide through the generations, she will be as strong as heartwood.
format_catalog Book
Large Print
eBook
format_category_catalog Books
Large Print
eBook
id 411eabf2-f345-2cd6-2792-a26d1692d4bb
isbn 9780385344128
9780440339939
9780739378021
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:4f35951e-8d5a-400a-87d9-953605f89f7d -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 1 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Checked Out
ils:822353 1000858 Brighton - Adult Fiction FIC PLAIN i Book Books 1 false false On Shelf br
ils:829588 1027415 Huron Street - Large Print - Fiction LP FIC PLAIN i Large Print Large Print 1 false false On Shelf ng
itype_catalog
last_indexed 2019-08-24T09:08:33.32Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog FIC PLAIN i
LP FIC PLAIN i
owning_library_catalog All Anythink Libraries
owning_location_catalog Brighton
Huron Street
primary_isbn 9780385344128
publishDate 2011
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
overdrive:4f35951e-8d5a-400a-87d9-953605f89f7d eBook eBook English Random House Publishing Group 2011
ils:822353 Book Books English Delacorte Press, [2011] 311 pages ; 25 cm.
ils:829588 Large Print Large Print First large print edition. English Random House Large Print, [2011] 385 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:4f35951e-8d5a-400a-87d9-953605f89f7d -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:822353 1000858 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:829588 1027415 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
series Werner Family Saga
series_with_volume Werner Family Saga|
subject_facet Domestic fiction
FICTION / Contemporary Women
Large print books
Large type books
title_display Heartwood : a novel
title_full Heartwood : a novel / Belva Plain
Heartwood A Novel
title_short Heartwood :
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Fiction
Large print books
Large type books
Literature
Romance