Author - Adèle Geras
Publisher - Reader's Digest
Edition - 2003
Binding - Paperback
Language - English
Pages - 479
Condition - Used
Facing the Light: An extended family gathers to celebrate the 75th birthday of its formidable matriach, Leonora, daughter of the famous Edwardian painter, Ethan Walsh. All families have their dark side and Leonora's is no exception. During the course of the evening two shocking past events come to light. \n \nBirthright: When five-thousand-year-old human bones are found at a construction site in the small town of Woodsboro, the news draws archaeologist Callie Dunbrook out of her sabbatical and into a whirlwind of adventure, danger, and romance. While overseeing the dig, she must try to make sense of a cloud of death and misfortune that hangs over the project - fuelling rumours that the site is cursed. She must cope with the presence of her irritating - but irresistible - ex-husband, Jake. Furthermore, when a stranger claims to know a secret about her privileged Boston childhood, she is forced to question her own past as well... A rich, thrilling, suspenseful tale from a 'storyteller of immeasurable diversity and talent' (Publishers Weekly), Birthright follows an inspiring heroine, an intriguing hero, and a cast of fascinating characters whose intertwined lives remind us that there is much more going on under the surface than meets the eye. \n \nNadia Knows Best: Twenty-something Nadia is happily involved with long-term boyfriend Laurie when she is rescued from her broken-down car by Jay and ends up spending the night with him, entirely platonically - not that she isn't tempted, and who would know about it?