Stone Heart

By Luanne Rice
Bantam, Paperback, 9780553587821, 368pp.

Publication Date: March 29, 2005

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From "New York Times" bestselling author Luanne Rice comes a long-awaited opportunity for readers to discover an acclaimed early novel-one of this cherished storyteller's most powerful and complex portraits of the fragile bonds of family and home.
Nomadic archaeologist Maria Dark is returning home again to the Connecticut shore-a magical place where she, her sister Sophie, and their brother Peter spent their childhood on the banks of Bell Stream. After fifteen years away, Maria hopes that she can rediscover the joy and optimism of her youth in the arms of her family. But things have changed. Maria's siblings and her mother have weathered difficult times...and Sophie and her children are not as happy as they seem. Now Maria will embark upon an emotional journey-navigating the memories of a tender past-toward the truth at the heart of her family and the chance for a new beginning.
A remarkably graceful and intuitive novel, "Stone Heart" reveals the depths of faith and love that can mend life's most fragile and precious ties. As never before, Luanne Rice inspires us all to look love squarely in the eye and never let it go.

About the Author
Luanne Rice is the author of twenty-six novels, most recently The Geometry of Sisters, Last Kiss, Light of the Moon, What Matters Most, The Edge of Winter, Sandcastles, Summer of Roses, Summer s Child, and Beach Girls, among many New York Times bestsellers. She lives in New York City and Old Lyme, Connecticut.
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