Precious gifts : a novel
(Large Print)

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[New York] : Random House Large Print, 2015.
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9780804194976
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Oak Brook Public Library - Adult Large Print Fiction
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Large Print
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First large print edition.
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386 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Language
English

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"The story of a man's last wish to make a difference--and of the loved ones he leaves behind fulfilling their destinies at last" --,provided by publisher.
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"Handsome, widowed, sophisticated, utterly charming, Paul Parker won the heart of a wealthy young Frenchwoman--the daughter of an American financier, the granddaughter of a major French art connoisseur--as his second wife. In two marriages, he has fathered a challenging son and three very different daughters. But as irresponsible as he was irresistible, he ultimately shrugged off the demands of marriage and parenting to pursue life as an international bon vivant. Raised by their mother with all the care and resolve their father lacked, the three Parker sisters have become vibrant, self-reliant young women: Timmie, the oldest, a fiercely dedicated social worker in New York; sweet, nurturing Juliette, proprietor of a fledgling bakery in Brooklyn; and their younger sister, Joy, who is struggling to build an acting career in Los Angeles. While they love their mostly absent, glamorous father, he has left them with a legacy of impermanence and uncertainty in their own relationships with men. And with no strong role model to guide him, Paul's son has gone from one failure to another, even while his stepmother makes excuses for him, as he seethes with jealousy of his younger sisters. Now, after a long illness, Paul has slipped away peacefully in his sleep, and his family has gathered together to read his will. As his final wishes are revealed, his son is forced to face reality as an adult. And his daughters see a new side to their father--one that shows a caring man trying to redeem himself with a different, lasting legacy. He has made a very personal bequest to each of his daughters, carefully designed to help each achieve her own unique dreams and find true happiness. But Paul has saved the biggest surprise for his ex-wife Véronique: a secret from the past that shakes her world and sets her free. He leaves her a gift that remained a mystery for their entire marriage, and she begins a search to discover its history and rightful owner" --,provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Steel, D. (2015). Precious gifts: a novel. First large print edition. [New York]: Random House Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Steel, Danielle. 2015. Precious Gifts: A Novel. [New York]: Random House Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Steel, Danielle, Precious Gifts: A Novel. [New York]: Random House Large Print, 2015.

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Steel, Danielle. Precious Gifts: A Novel. First large print edition. [New York]: Random House Large Print, 2015. Print.

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