Legacy: A Novel

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Sunstone Press, 2002 - Fiction - 336 pages
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In this epic novel spanning three generations of the Schneider family, Leonard Schonberg unfolds the lives of three unforgettable women: Hannah, Pearl, and Sarah. After emigrating from Europe in 1913, Hannah and her father, Isaac, overcome poverty and tragedy in New York. They make a new life for themselves in the rough and tumble mining town of Butte, Montana. Introduced to the pleasures of love by Madame Claire, the owner of a brothel, Hannah blossoms into maturity, but the bright future that awaits her dissolves when she is victimized by rape. Pearl, the mixed-race child borne by Hannah, grows up in an orphanage knowing nothing about her parents. She falls in love with Nathan Rubin, a young premedical student, but their plans for the future are irrevocably altered when Nathan is seriously wounded during World War II. Peal, tormented by her abandonment as an infant, finds it difficult to bond with her own daughter, Sarah. Sarah, attending college in New York City on a scholarship, has her plans for a literary career derailed when she marries Roger Delaney, an advertising executive. She becomes progressively more unhappy with her job and marriage. Matters come to a head when Sarah learns she is pregnant and receives word that her mother is dying. Sarah returns to Montana and discovers the secret of her mother?
 

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Contents

I
11
II
21
III
30
IV
45
V
56
VI
65
VII
73
VIII
77
XXIX
222
XXX
229
XXXI
233
XXXII
237
XXXIII
244
XXXIV
250
XXXV
253
XXXVI
256

IX
83
X
96
XI
101
XII
109
XIII
117
XIV
129
XV
140
XVI
148
XVII
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XVIII
156
XIX
160
XX
164
XXI
179
XXII
183
XXIII
187
XXIV
193
XXV
198
XXVI
204
XXVII
207
XXVIII
212
XXXVII
260
XXXVIII
266
XXXIX
274
XL
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XLI
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XLII
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XLIII
292
XLIV
297
XLV
302
XLVI
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XLVII
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XLVIII
315
XLIX
318
L
322
LI
326
LII
328
LIII
331
LIV
334
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Page 9 - Think, oh, think, of being happy for a year — for a day! How brilliantly blue the sky would be; how swiftly and joyously would the green rivers run; how madly, merrily triumphant the four winds of heaven would sweep round the corners of the fair earth!

About the author (2002)

Leonard Schonberg, author and physician, lives in Montana. He has traveled all over the world and worked as a volunteer physician in Asia, Africa and South America. His previous novels, DEADLY INDIAN SUMMER and FISH HEADS, were also published by Sunstone Press.

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