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Crossroads: A Novel

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Jean Wright is a widow in a small New England city and the owner of a venerable glassworks company. When a tragic car accident robs her of a loved one, Jean must put aside her grief to raise the surviving child, the one-year-old Guin, as her own. As the child blossoms into an independent young woman, the two generations clash. When Guin defies the only mother she's ever known by striking out on her own-pursuing a completely different kind of career, and marrying the man she loves despite his shady antecedents-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 these women find that the qualities that drive you apart can also draw you together. Belva Plain, who "doesn't know how not to write a bestseller" (Newsday), works her magic once again with this compelling, emotional story about women, their ties, and the bonds of loving.
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display_description The owner of a New England glassworks company, widow Cassie Wright struggles to raise her surviving child, Gwen, in the face of unbearable tragedy, but as Gwen blossoms into an independent young woman, dissention drives the two apart, until Gwen has her own child, a little girl who reunites the estranged family.
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subject_facet Adopted children -- Fiction, Conflict of generations -- Fiction, Families -- Fiction, Girls -- Fiction, Glass manufacture -- Fiction, Grandmothers -- Fiction, Grandparent and child -- Fiction, Great-grandmothers -- Fiction, Large type books, Married people -- Fiction, Mothers and daughters -- Fiction, New England -- Fiction, Traffic accident victims -- Family relationships -- Fiction, Young women -- Fiction
title_display Crossroads
title_full Crossroads / Belva Plain, Crossroads A Novel, Crossroads [text (large print)] / Belva Plain
title_short Crossroads
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Adopted children, Conflict of generations, Families, Family relationships, Fiction, Girls, Glass manufacture, Grandmothers, Grandparent and child, Great-grandmothers, Large type books, Literature, Married people, Mothers and daughters, Romance, Traffic accident victims, Young women