Queen of Hearts: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, 1986 - Fiction - 354 pages
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A woman in a small Massachusetts town, who is gifted with second sight, harbors a terrible secret--that she murdered her fiancee upon discovering his betrayal of her. Yet, she has his child, and though she has become a famous singer, she is haunted by guilt.

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The "queen of hearts'' is Francesca Woodbine, a beautiful folksinger from a small New England town whose songs uncannily mirror the human soul. Her talent is based not so much on second sight (her ... Read full review


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Susan Richards Shreve is the author of twelve novels and a number of books for children. She is a professor at George Mason University and the president of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation. She lives in Washington, D. C.

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