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The Resource The sins of the mother : a novel, Danielle Steel

The sins of the mother : a novel, Danielle Steel

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The sins of the mother : a novel
Title
The sins of the mother
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Danielle Steel
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Language
eng
Summary
Having missed much of her children's lives while she built a home-furnishings empire, Olivia Grayson arranges a family vacation in the Mediterranean in the hopes of rekindling ties only to confront painful interpersonal dynamics and unexpected revelations
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Review
A high-toned neogothic yarn by veteran author Steel (Legacy, 2010, etc.), who owns the genre. You've got to pity one-percenter, almost-septuagenerian Olivia Grayson, who runs a fashion and lifestyle-accessory empire called The Factory--"an empire that had reached around the world, and an industry that no one could compete with, although many tried." She's quite staggeringly rich, and so are her children, whom she's co-opted into various positions involving finance and art, son Phillip the former, son John the latter, for Phillip had "his father's steady head for finance," while "John had inherited Olivia's innate artistic sense for design." (A philosophical question: Can something innate be inherited?) But what of the daughters? One is a clinger, afraid of her own shadow, the other resolutely independent and wanting nothing to do with Mom and all her mounds of cash. So what happens when Mom finally hits 70, the family is assembled, various spouses get in on the act and the secrets begin to spill out? Ah, there's the Steel magic, all regret, gnashing of teeth and tears shed into very expensive glasses of champagne; it ain't King Lear, but it's fraught with the dynamite of family dynamics anyway. Can the children pull themselves together enough to keep things going for their children? Can the Empress Olivia keep the empire going? Will The Factory keep on manufacturing things that no one needs but everyone wants? Come to think of it, this feels more like a factory product than a book as such--competent enough, and resembling a book in form, but with a certain emptiness at its heart. Still, if you care about the tribulations of the very rich, this is your book.(Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 2013)
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10145313
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DLC
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Steel, Danielle
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.T33828
LC item number
S575 2012
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
The sins of the mother : a novel, Danielle Steel
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9780385343206
Lccn
2011042716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 759491754
  • (OCoLC)759491754
Label
The sins of the mother : a novel, Danielle Steel
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
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9780385343206
Lccn
2011042716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 759491754
  • (OCoLC)759491754

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