Eden Burning (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Jul 21, 2010 - Fiction - 480 pages
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She was a girl as beautiful and innocent as her family's lush Caribbean plantation—until she discovered the darkness of desire and became a woman. Expelled from paradise, Teresa Francis would be swept into marriage and the opulence of New York only to be drawn back to her island, where secrets can ignite explosions of political upheaval and clandestine love.


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Review: Eden Burning

User Review  - Jamie Casey - Goodreads

Once again a great book by Belva. I love that she mixes history in with the story. It makes the reader understand what it was like to live through some of history. As most of Belva's books, this one ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sue - Goodreads

Her writing speaks to me. One part stands out in my mine, a scene in which Kate is playing the piano for the others after dinner: He had not worked, because it was Sunday, and he had no reason to be ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
6
Section 2
7
Section 3
11
Section 4
43
Section 5
61
Section 6
68
Section 7
72
Section 8
85
Section 22
267
Section 23
279
Section 24
289
Section 25
299
Section 26
301
Section 27
303
Section 28
307
Section 29
311

Section 9
101
Section 10
107
Section 11
116
Section 12
131
Section 13
137
Section 14
145
Section 15
175
Section 16
191
Section 17
208
Section 18
218
Section 19
237
Section 20
246
Section 21
250
Section 30
327
Section 31
342
Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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About the author (2010)

Belva Plain captured readers' hearts with her first novel, Evergreen, which Delacorte published more than 30 years ago. It topped the New York Times best-seller list for 41 weeks and aired as an NBC-TV miniseries. In total, more than 20 of her books have been New York Times best sellers.

Before becoming a novelist,  Belva Plain wrote short stories for many major magazines, but taking care of a husband and three children did not give her the time to concentrate on the novel she had always wanted to write. When she looked back and said she didn't have the time, she felt as though she had been making excuses. In retrospect, she said, "I didn't make the time." But, she reminded us, during the era that she was raising her family, women were supposed to concentrate only on their children. Today 30 million copies of her books are in print.

A Barnard College graduate who majored in history,  Belva Plain enjoyed a wonderful marriage of more than 40 years to Irving Plain, an ophthalmologist. Widowed for more than 25 years, Ms. Plain continued to reside in New Jersey, where she and her husband had raised their family and which was still home to her nearby children and grandchildren until her death in October 2010.


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