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The gift: A Novel

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"On a June day, a young woman in a summer dress steps off a Chicago-bound bus into a small midwestern town. She doesn't intend to stay. She is just passing through. Yet her stopping here has a reason and it is part of a story that you will never forget. The time is the 1950s, when life was simpler, people still believed in dreams, and family was, very nearly, everything. The place is a small midwestern town with a high school and a downtown, a skating pond and a movie house. And on a tree-lined street in the heartland of America, an extraordinary set of events begins to unfold. And gradually what seems serendipitous is tinged with purpose. A happy home is shattered by a child's senseless death. A loving marriage starts to unravel. And a stranger arrives--a young woman who willtouch many lives before she moves on. She and a young man will meet and fall in love. Their love, so innocent and full of hope, helps to restore a family's dreams. And all of their lives will be changed forever by the precious gift she leaves them. "The Gift, Danielle Steel's thirty-third best-selling work, is a magical story told with stunning simplicity and power. It reveals a relationship so moving it will take your breath away. And it tells a haunting and beautiful truth about the unpredictability--and the wonder--of life.
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display_description It is the 1950s in a small town in the midwest and a boy falls in love with a girl who is already pregnant by another. The novel describes the way they handle the situation and the reaction of both families. By the author of Accident.
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subject_facet Children -- Death -- Fiction, Contemporary -- Romance, Contemporary Women -- FICTION, Domestic fiction, Downloadable audio books, Electronic books, Fate and fatalism -- Fiction, Love stories, Middle West -- Fiction, Sagas -- FICTION, United States -- Social life and customs -- 1945-1970 -- Fiction
title_display The gift
title_full The Gift A Novel, The Gift [eBook] Steel, Danielle., The gift / Danielle Steel, The gift [eAudio] / Danielle Steel
title_short The gift
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Children, Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Death, Fate and fatalism, Fiction, Romance, Sagas, Social life and customs