Stone Heart (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Mar 29, 2005 - Fiction - 352 pages
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From New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice comes a long-awaited opportunity for readers to discover an acclaimed early novel–one of this cherished storyteller’s most powerful and complex portraits of the fragile bonds of family and home.

STONE HEART

Nomadic archaeologist Maria Dark is returning home again to the Connecticut shore–a magical place where she, her sister Sophie, and their brother Peter spent their childhood on the banks of Bell Stream. After fifteen years away, Maria hopes that she can rediscover the joy and optimism of her youth in the arms of her family. But things have changed. Maria’s siblings and her mother have weathered difficult times...and Sophie and her children are not as happy as they seem. Now Maria will embark upon an emotional journey–navigating the memories of a tender past–toward the truth at the heart of her family and the chance for a new beginning.

A remarkably graceful and intuitive novel, Stone Heart reveals the depths of faith and love that can mend life’s most fragile and precious ties. As never before, Luanne Rice inspires us all to look love squarely in the eye and never let it go.


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User Review  - Darlene Payne - Goodreads

I gave this book five stars....one for every time I've read it. An amazing book....sad and funny. Read full review

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User Review  - Michele Olson - Goodreads

I gave the book five stars because Ms. Rice does a superb job with the subject matter she intended to explore, the spiral and spread of abuse. But I felt uncomfortable with the romantic development in ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
10
Section 3
18
Section 4
31
Section 5
36
Section 6
43
Section 7
50
Section 8
69
Section 21
185
Section 22
193
Section 23
201
Section 24
212
Section 25
226
Section 26
235
Section 27
241
Section 28
246

Section 9
78
Section 10
89
Section 11
95
Section 12
104
Section 13
118
Section 14
122
Section 15
127
Section 16
138
Section 17
153
Section 18
160
Section 19
170
Section 20
178
Section 29
262
Section 30
273
Section 31
279
Section 32
284
Section 33
292
Section 34
303
Section 35
313
Section 36
317
Section 37
335
Section 38
341
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Page xvi - Too long a sacrifice Can make a stone of the heart. 0 when may it suffice? That is Heaven's part, our part To murmur name upon name, As a mother names her child When sleep at last has come On limbs that had run wild. What is it but nightfall? No, no, not night but death; Was it needless death after all?

About the author (2005)

Luanne Rice is the author of twenty-one novels, including Sandcastles, Summer of Roses, Summer’s Child, Silver Bells, Beach Girls, and Dance With Me. She lives in New York City and Old Lyme, Connecticut.


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