Eden Burning

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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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Contents

Section 1
6
Section 2
7
Section 3
11
Section 4
43
Section 5
61
Section 6
72
Section 7
85
Section 8
101
Section 22
279
Section 23
289
Section 24
299
Section 25
301
Section 26
303
Section 27
307
Section 28
311
Section 29
327

Section 9
107
Section 10
116
Section 11
131
Section 12
137
Section 13
145
Section 14
175
Section 15
191
Section 16
208
Section 17
218
Section 18
237
Section 19
246
Section 20
250
Section 21
267
Section 30
342
Section 31
376
Section 32
383
Section 33
411
Section 34
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Section 35
425
Section 36
437
Section 37
444
Section 38
454
Section 39
461
Section 40
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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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