Clara's Heart

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Random House, Feb 1, 1987 - Fiction - 353 pages
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A novel about the unwanted children of the divorced rich centers on the deep bond that develops between David and Clara, his family's Jamaican housekeeper, forcing him to straddle two vastly different cultures

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This is a book that I received from NetGalley to read on my Kindle. It was originally published in 1985. It has been re-released as an e-book by Open Road Integrated Media 0n July 9th, 2013. This was ... Read full review

Clara's heart: a novel

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When eight-year-old David Hart's baby sister is lost to crib death, his mother, Leona, withdraws into depression. David's father takes her on a recuperative vacation to Jamaica. David is left at home ... Read full review


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Joseph Olshan is the award-winning author of eight novels. His first novel was "Clara's Heart," which went on to be made into a film starring Whoppi Goldberg. His other novels include "Nightswimmer" and "In Clara's Hands," In addition he has written extensively for newspapers and magazines and for several years was a professor of Creative Writing at New York University. He spends most of the year in Vermont.

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