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Crossroads

(2005)
(Red Leaves)
A novel by

 
 
No one explores the complex bonds of family like Belva Plain, whose more than twenty New York Times bestsellers have touched the hearts of readers and garnered legions of devoted fans. Now Plain dazzles us once again with a new novel of rare eloquence and raw emotion. Filled with all the author's trademarks-wisdom, compassion, and brilliant storytelling-Red Leaves tells the story of three generations of women…and the gifts of healing and forgiveness that can mend the heart of a family.…

It happened as car accidents often do, violently and without warning. In a flash of steel and glass, lives are lost, dreams shattered, and families forever changed. That's how it happens for Jean Wright, a pillar of her New England community, when a loved one is swept away in one sudden fateful moment. In the days that follow, as neighbors stop by with plates of food and words of comfort, Jean knows one thing for certain: her carefully ordered world will never be the same. For there is the surviving child to think about now-and Jean must put aside her grief to take in one-year-old Guin, who has no one else to raise her.

But as Guin grows up into a shy, dreamy girl, their life together is fraught with conflict. When Guin defies the only mother she's ever known by striking out on her own-writing children's books and marrying a man far below her social standing-their relationship seems irreparably damaged. It is only when Guin has a child of her own, a little girl who is so very like Jean in personality, that events come full circle…and she finds that the qualities that drive you apart can also draw you together.

A novel of mothers and daughters, of mixed blessings and second chances, Red Leaves brilliantly explores the fragility of life-and the power of love to heal and transform. It is a work of depth and grace from one of the world's most beloved storytellers.

Genre: Sagas

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Hardback Editions

January 2009 : UK Hardback

Title: Crossroads (LARGE PRINT)
Author(s): Belva Plain
ISBN: 1-4084-3025-8 / 978-1-4084-3025-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windsor Paragon
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December 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Crossroads
Author(s): Belva Plain
ISBN: 0-385-33684-5 / 978-0-385-33684-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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December 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Crossroads
Author(s): B Plain
ISBN: 0-340-73480-9 / 978-0-340-73480-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Library Hb
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2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Crossroads (LARGE PRINT)
Author(s): belva-plain
ISBN: 1-60751-316-1 / 978-1-60751-316-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Unknown
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Paperback Editions

January 2010 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Crossroads: A Novel
Author(s): Belva Plain
ISBN: 0-440-24125-1 / 978-0-440-24125-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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July 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Crossroads
Author(s): Belva Plain
ISBN: 0-340-73481-7 / 978-0-340-73481-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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December 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Crossroads
Author(s): Belva Plain
ISBN: 0-340-98087-7 / 978-0-340-98087-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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November 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Crossroads
Author(s): Belva Plain
ISBN: 0-375-43303-1 / 978-0-375-43303-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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December 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Crossroads
Author(s): Belva Plain
ISBN: 0-440-29634-X / 978-0-440-29634-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Inc.
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Audio Editions

June 2009 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Crossroads
Author(s): Belva Plain
ISBN: 0-7393-0919-6 / 978-0-7393-0919-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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November 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Crossroads
Author(s): Belva Plain
ISBN: 0-7393-0920-X / 978-0-7393-0920-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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November 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Crossroads
Author(s): Belva Plain
ISBN: 1-4159-0774-9 / 978-1-4159-0774-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

March 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Crossroads
Author(s): Belva Plain
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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November 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Crossroads: A Novel
Author(s): Belva Plain
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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