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Second Generation

(1978)
(The second book in the Lavette Family series)
A novel by

 
 


With the publication of The Immigrants, "a most wonderful book," according to Harlan Ellison in the Los Angeles Times, Howard Fast once again proved himself to be one of this country's most popular authors.

In Second Generation, Fast continues the story of Dan Lavette, the young Italian who lost his parents but launched a stormy and brilliant career as a result of the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906. This latest chapter encompasses the dramatic sweep of history from the Depression years to the close of World War II.

In this classic novel the central figure is Barbara Lavette, the beautiful daughter of Dan and his aristocratic first wife, Jean. Troubled by the conflicts of her dual inheritance and scornful of her mother's social world, Barbara sets out to build her own life in her own way -- a way that leads her to a Europe on the brink of Nazi terror, to love and tragedy, to the farthest reaches of a global war, and ultimately to a deeper understanding of herself.

It is the rare novelist who can create a world with such empathy and compassion that the reader actually comes to share the loves and emotions of its characters. Howard Fast is one of them.

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Used availability for Howard Fast's Second Generation

Hardback Editions

July 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Second Generation (Immigrants Saga)
Author(s): Howard Fast
ISBN: 1-4165-0819-8 / 978-1-4165-0819-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: I Books
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October 1978 : USA Hardback
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Title: Second Generation
Author(s): Howard Fast
ISBN: 0-395-26683-1 / 978-0-395-26683-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (T)
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December 1982 : USA Hardback
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Title: Second Generation
Author(s): Howard Fast
ISBN: 0-8161-6715-X / 978-0-8161-6715-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: G. K. Hall & Company
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January 1978 : UK Hardback
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Title: Second Generation
Author(s): Howard Fast
ISBN: 0-340-23334-6 / 978-0-340-23334-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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1978 : USA Hardback
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Title: Title: Second generation
Author(s): Howard Fast
ISBN: 0-395-26483-9 / 978-0-395-26483-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
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Paperback Editions

May 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Second Generation
Author(s): Howard Fast
ISBN: 1-4022-3792-8 / 978-1-4022-3792-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
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July 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Second Generation (Immigrants Saga) (Vol 2)
Author(s): Howard Fast
ISBN: 0-7434-2372-0 / 978-0-7434-2372-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: I Books
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April 1998 : USA Paperback

Title: The Second Generation
Author(s): Howard Fast
ISBN: 0-15-600513-1 / 978-0-15-600513-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt
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September 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Second Generation
Author(s): Howard Fast
ISBN: 0-440-17892-4 / 978-0-440-17892-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell Publishing
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August 1980 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Second Generation
Author(s): Howard Fast
ISBN: 0-440-17915-7 / 978-0-440-17915-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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January 1980 : UK Paperback
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Title: Second Generation (Coronet Books)
Author(s): Howard Fast
ISBN: 0-340-24400-3 / 978-0-340-24400-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Coronet Books
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Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Second Generation
Author(s): Howard Fast
ISBN: 1-5012-8627-7 / 978-1-5012-8627-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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August 2008 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Second Generation
Author(s): Howard Fast
ISBN: 1-4233-7216-6 / 978-1-4233-7216-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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December 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Second Generation
Author(s): Howard Fast
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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December 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Second Generation
Author(s): Howard Fast
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2008 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Second Generation
Author(s): Howard Fast
ISBN: 1-4233-7215-8 / 978-1-4233-7215-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 1988 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Second Generation
Author(s): Howard Fast
ISBN: 1-56100-035-3 / 978-1-56100-035-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Unabridged Library Edition
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


June 1988 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Second Generation (Bookcassette(r) Edition)
Author(s): Howard Fast
ISBN: 0-930435-41-9 / 978-0-930435-41-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bookcassette
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Kindle Editions

March 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Second Generation (Lavette Family Saga Book 2)
Author(s): Howard Fast
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA