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Read online Love Child.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Love Child p b An enthralling new novel from the highly acclaimed author of i Becoming Jane Eyre i b p p The compelling story of a forbidden marriage a baby lost and a love triangle gone horribly wrong i Love Child i centers on Bill a South African woman whose life has been defined by the apartheid era class riven society in which she lives Under pressure to make her will Bill is forced to think about the momentous events and decisions that have made her an extremely wealthy if somewhat disillusioned woman To whom should she leave her fortune As Bill relives her past we learn that this is a simple question with a complicated answer In elegant sensual and nuanced prose Kohler skillfully explores the space between our dreams and our reality between our hopes and our disappointments p by Sheila Kohler

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In the summer of more than two thousand Jewish children were interned in a concentration camp in Pithiviers in the Loiret region of France From this shameful chapter of history Sheila Kohler weaves an extraordinary and compelling novel first published in and now appearing in paperback for the first time br br In i Children of Pithiviers i a pair of young sisters escape deportation and find shelter with a local aristocratic couple known to all as Madame and Monsieur Seventeen years later a beautiful young Sorbonne student arrives to spend the summer as a paying guest of Madame and Monsieur whose fortunes have diminished considerably since the war Eighteen year old Deirdre discovers a diary kept by the two Jewish girls In doing so she not only learns their fate but reawakens old suspicions and old appetites on the estate, i Bluebird or The Invention of Happiness i is a radiant and artful novel based on the life of Lucy Dillon an th century French aristocrat Her intelligence beauty and lack of pretension made Lucy a favorite of luminaries like Talleyrand and Germaine de Stael and equipped her to survive the Terror that swept France in the wake of the Revolution Possessed of considerable wit and practicality Lucy manages to keep her beloved husband and small children safe while all her former circle including King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette are guillotined br br Eventually securing passage on a small ship bound for Boston Lucy and her family settle in the Hudson Valley near Albany Exhilarated by the personal and political freedom she finds in America Lucy views her time there not as exile but rather as opportunity and the former palace darling proudly turns dairymaid establishing a successful farm and embracing all the challenges and adventures the New World presents her, b An erotic tale of passion and power and their dangerous consequences b br br In Dawit a young beautiful and educated Ethiopian refugee roams the streets of Paris By chance he spots the famous French author M who at sixty is at the height of her fame Seduced by Dawit s grace and his moving story M invites him to live with her He makes himself indispensable or so he thinks When M brings him to her Sardinian villa beside the Bay of Foxes Dawit finds love and temptation and perfects the art of deception, p b An enthralling new novel from the highly acclaimed author of i Becoming Jane Eyre i b p p The compelling story of a forbidden marriage a baby lost and a love triangle gone horribly wrong i Love Child i centers on Bill a South African woman whose life has been defined by the apartheid era class riven society in which she lives Under pressure to make her will Bill is forced to think about the momentous events and decisions that have made her an extremely wealthy if somewhat disillusioned woman To whom should she leave her fortune As Bill relives her past we learn that this is a simple question with a complicated answer In elegant sensual and nuanced prose Kohler skillfully explores the space between our dreams and our reality between our hopes and our disappointments p