The Sight of the Stars

The Sight of the Stars

Audiobook CD - 2003
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"Dressed in a brand-new suit, with one hundred and fifty dollars in his pocket, Adam Arnring says good-bye to his family and boards a train for the fabled West. The year is 1907. Adam is nineteen years old, a young man with stars in his eyes who has always dreamed of a future in the great open spaces of America. Now, far from his New Jersey home, he takes the first step toward attaining that dream, landing a job in a small department store in a booming Texas town. Here he meets a woman who excites him beyond all measure. The exquisite, untouchable Emma Rothirsch lives in a world whose doors are firmly closed to him. But Adam is a man willing to take great risks to get what he wants. One is Emma. The other is to build a lasting business enterprise that will live on through his children and grandchildren. But just when Adam's dreams are within reach, fate intervenes. Tragedy strikes from the trenches of World War I, setting in motion a series of events that echo down through the years. The owner of a prospering department store and the head of a growing family, Adam succumbs to a moment of weakness that culminates in an unforgivable act of betrayal. And now, as another generation prepares to take its rightful place in the family's legendary empire, the tenuous threads of the Arnrings' past begin to unravel, revealing a shattering secret that reaches back nearly a century."--Publisher description.
Publisher: Westminster, MD : Books on Tape, p2003.
ISBN: 9780736697149
0736697144
Call Number: PLAIN
Characteristics: 8 compact discs (8 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Western fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Texas -- Fiction.
Brothers -- Fiction.
Businessmen -- Fiction.
Retail trade -- Fiction.
Jewish families -- Fiction.
Department stores -- Fiction.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction.
Irish American families -- Fiction.
Compact discs, Book.

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