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The Resource Precious gifts : a novel, Danielle Steel, (text large print)

Precious gifts : a novel, Danielle Steel, (text large print)

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Precious gifts : a novel
Title
Precious gifts
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Danielle Steel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Handsome, widowed, sophisticated, utterly charming, Paul Parker won the heart of a wealthy young Frenchwoman--the daughter of an American financier, the granddaughter of a major French art connoisseur--as his second wife. In two marriages, he has fathered a challenging son and three very different daughters. But as irresponsible as he was irresistible, he ultimately shrugged off the demands of marriage and parenting to pursue life as an international bon vivant. Raised by their mother with all the care and resolve their father lacked, the three Parker sisters have become vibrant, self-reliant young women: Timmie, the oldest, a fiercely dedicated social worker in New York; sweet, nurturing Juliette, proprietor of a fledgling bakery in Brooklyn; and their younger sister, Joy, who is struggling to build an acting career in Los Angeles. While they love their mostly absent, glamorous father, he has left them with a legacy of impermanence and uncertainty in their own relationships with men. And with no strong role model to guide him, Paul's son has gone from one failure to another, even while his stepmother makes excuses for him, as he seethes with jealousy of his younger sisters. Now, after a long illness, Paul has slipped away peacefully in his sleep, and his family has gathered together to read his will. As his final wishes are revealed, his son is forced to face reality as an adult. And his daughters see a new side to their father--one that shows a caring man trying to redeem himself with a different, lasting legacy. He has made a very personal bequest to each of his daughters, carefully designed to help each achieve her own unique dreams and find true happiness. But Paul has saved the biggest surprise for his ex-wife Véronique: a secret from the past that shakes her world and sets her free. He leaves her a gift that remained a mystery for their entire marriage, and she begins a search to discover its history and rightful owner" --
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Storyline
Tone
Review
Faithless and feckless if charming Paul Parker hurt his wife and left his three daughters deeply suspicious of men. But when he died, he also left these four women tellingly appropriate bequests that give their lives new meaning and free them to pursue their dreams. The settings range from New York and Paris to Rome, Florence, and Venice. Steel's fourth new hardcover in 2015; with a 400,000 copy first printing. --Barbara Hoffert (Reviewed July 1, 2015) (Library Journal, vol 140, issue 12, p54)
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10451097
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BTCTA
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Steel, Danielle
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.T33828
LC item number
P74 2015ab
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Mothers and daughters
  • Wills
  • Fathers
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Legacies
Target audience
adult
Label
Precious gifts : a novel, Danielle Steel, (text large print)
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
386 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780804194976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • 907165653
  • (OCoLC)907165653
Label
Precious gifts : a novel, Danielle Steel, (text large print)
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
386 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780804194976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • 907165653
  • (OCoLC)907165653

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