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44 Charles Street [text (large print)] : a novel / Danielle Steel.

By: Steel, Danielle, 1948- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Random House, c2011Description: 538 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780739378052; 0739378058; 9781444810530.Other title: Forty-four Charles Street.Subject(s): West Village (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction | Boardinghouses -- FictionGenre/Form: Domestic fiction.DDC classification: [Fic] Summary: Owner of a struggling art gallery and newly separated from her boyfriend, Francesca Thayer does the math and then the unimaginable. She puts out an advertisement for boarders, and soon her Greenwich Village house becomes a whole new world.
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A magical transformation takes place in Danielle Steel's luminous new novel: Strangers become roommates, roommates become friends, and friends become a family in a turn-of-the-century house in Manhattan's West Village. <br>  <br> The plumbing leaked; the furniture was rescued from garage sales. And every inch was being restored to its original splendor--even as a relationship fell apart. Owner of a struggling art gallery and newly separated from her boyfriend, Francesca Thayer does the math and then the unimaginable. She puts out an advertisement for boarders, and soon her Greenwich Village house becomes a whole new world. First comes Eileen, a pretty L.A. transplant, now a New York City schoolteacher. Then there's Chris, a young father struggling for custody of his seven-year-old son. The final tenant is Marya, a celebrated cookbook author hoping to heal after the death of her husband. Over the course of one amazing, unforgettable, life-changing year, the house at 44 Charles Street fills with laughter, heartbreak, and, always, hope. In the hands of master storyteller Danielle Steel, it's a place those who visit will never want to leave.

Owner of a struggling art gallery and newly separated from her boyfriend, Francesca Thayer does the math and then the unimaginable. She puts out an advertisement for boarders, and soon her Greenwich Village house becomes a whole new world.

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After her boyfriend announces he's leaving, Francesca Thayer focuses on keeping their dowager New York townhouse at 44 Charles Street on her single income. The household is enlivened when to cover monthly mortgage payments she takes in boarders-a wanton young woman, a reserved divorced father with whom Francesca will fall in love, and a famous woman chef. Typical of Steel, protagonist Francesca is a strong woman who overcomes setbacks and finds mature love. Reader Arthur Morey jumps between age groups and sexes with minimal distraction to the listener. Formula, stereotypes, and plot contrivances will make this comfortable listening for romance and Steel fans. ["The lives of the supporting cast members are far more compelling than her protagonist's, and reading about their challenges and successes is a sufficiently entertaining way to spend some time," read the review of the New York Times best-selling Delacorte hc, LJ 2/15/11; the mass market Dell pb will publish in January 2012.-Ed.]-Judith Robinson, Dept. of Lib. & Information Studies, Univ. at Buffalo (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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