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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Remembering Belva Plain

Popular author Belva Plain died last week at the age of 95 according to an obituary in The New York Times ("Belva Plain, Novelist of Jewish-American Life, Dies at 95," Oct. 17, 2010). Plain’s first novel, Evergreen, was published when the author was 60, although she had been writing and publishing short stories for a number of years prior to that. Considered a writer of “cozy” novels, the Times reported Plain once said “Even great geniuses like Dostoyevsky entertained.”
According to her publisher, Plain’s books sold close to 30 million copies and were translated into 22 languages.

If you would like to sample Plain’s work, here are a few novels to try:

Crossroads (2008)

Her Father’s House (2002)

Legacy of Silence (1998)

Secrecy (1997)

Promises (1996)

Blessings (1988)

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