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The Resource Past perfect : a novel, Danielle Steel

Past perfect : a novel, Danielle Steel

Label
Past perfect : a novel
Title
Past perfect
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Danielle Steel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sybil and Blake Gregory have established a predictable, well-ordered Manhattan life -- she as a cutting-edge design authority and museum consultant, he in high-tech investments -- raising their teenagers Andrew and Caroline and six-year-old Charlie. But everything changes when Blake is offered a dream job he can't resist as CEO of a start-up in San Francisco. He accepts it without consulting his wife and buys a magnificent, irresistibly underpriced historic Pacific Heights mansion as their new home. The past and present suddenly collide for them in the elegant mansion filled with tender memories and haunting portraits when an earthquake shocks them the night they arrive. The original inhabitants appear for a few brief minutes. In the ensuing days, the Gregorys meet the large and lively family who lived there a century ago: distinguished Bertrand Butterfield and his gracious wife Gwyneth, their sons Josiah and little Magnus, daughters Bettina and Lucy, formidable Scottish matriarch Augusta and her eccentric brother Angus. All long since dead. All very much alive in spirit and visible to the Gregorys and no one else. The two families are delighted to share elegant dinners and warm friendship. They have much to teach each other, as the Gregorys watch the past unfold while living their own modern-day lives. Within these enchanted rooms, it is at once 1917 and a century later, where the Gregorys gratefully realize they have been given a perfect gift: beloved friends and the wisdom to shape their own future with grace from a fascinating past
Summary
An abrupt job relocation that takes them from their well-ordered Manhattan life to San Francisco triggers a collision between the past and present for a successful married couple who during a small earthquake experience visions of their new home's original inhabitants from a century earlier
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10600628
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Steel, Danielle
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Moving, Household
  • Mansions
  • Apparitions
  • Rich people
  • Pacific Heights (San Francisco, Calif.)
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Romance / Contemporary
  • FICTION / Sagas
Target audience
adult
Label
Past perfect : a novel, Danielle Steel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn982088469
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
358 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525501268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)982088469
Label
Past perfect : a novel, Danielle Steel
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn982088469
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
358 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525501268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)982088469

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