Friday Morning Bookclub

October 21, 2010

Belva Plain Dies At 95

Filed under: Literary Tidbits — susanbright @ 10:14 am

I am sure that many of you have read at least one of Belva Plain’s books, after all 20 of them were on the best seller list! Belva graduated from Barnard College in 1939 with a degree in history. She started her writing career writing short stories for Cosmopolitan at the age of 25. Her first novel, titled Evergreen and was about Jewish immigrants and their struggles to make it in America. Belva’s father’s grandparents were Jewish Immigrants from Germany and her mother’s grandparents were Irish Catholic.  Belva Plain hand wrote her novels and did not even own a computer. Her books have been translated into 22 languages and there are approximately 30 million copies of her books in print today. Do you have a favorite Belva Plain novel?


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