Sins of the fathers

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Simon and Schuster, May 1, 1980 - Fiction - 608 pages
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" Full of fascinating dialogue, surprising twists of plot, and well-developed, memorable characters, a stunningly successful work of fiction." NASHVILLE BANNERThis is the tumultuous novel of men and women pitted against a world of wealth, power, and privilege...the story of the powerful Van Zale clan, and the man, Cornelius Van Zale, whose dynastic struggle to control a great fortune becomes the center of his life. When the world of the Van Zales, of servants and country houses, of European summers and Bar Harbor clambakes, polite marriages and discreet affairs, suddenly begins to fall apart, we see this glamorous sphere for what it really is--rife with ruthless, power-hungry men, fortune hunters, secret sex, blackmail...and violence.

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Review: Sins of the Fathers (Van Zale #2)

User Review  - Cindy Kanode - Goodreads

I was thoroughly entertained. This book had a good plot with sufficient twists to keep my attention...some very unexpected. I enjoyed the varying character perspectives. I read this book (Van Zale #2 ... Read full review

Review: Sins of the Fathers (Van Zale #2)

User Review  - Diane - Goodreads

Susan Howatch does not disappoint. Themes of success, power, family, communication and patriotism set across the decades of the 1930's through the 1960's made this a satisfying read. I did not like ... Read full review

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About the author (1980)

Susan Howatch was born in 1940. She obtained a law degree from London University and then immigrated to the United States, where she lived for eleven years. During that time she wrote eight novels, including her international bestsellers "Penmarric" and "The Wheel of Fortune," In 1980 she returned to England, where she began to study Church history. The result was the six novels that make up the Starbridge series. In 1993 she made headlines by funding a lectureship in theology and natural science at Cambridge University.

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