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In His Father's Footsteps
A Novel
By (author): Danielle Steel
9780399179266 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Historical / General Sep 04, 2018
$38.99 CAD
Active 6.43 x 9.49 x 1.09 in 336 pages Bantam Dell Delacorte Press
In this powerful novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel tells the story of two World War II concentration camp survivors, the life they build together, and the son who faces struggles of his own as a first-generation American determined to be his own person and achieve success.

When U.S. troops occupy Germany, friends Jakob and Emmanuelle are saved from the terrible fate of so many in the camps. With the help of sponsors, they make their way to New York. In order not to be separated, they allow their friendship to blossom into love and marriage, and start a new life on the Lower East Side, working at grueling, poorly paid jobs.

Decades later, through talent, faith, fortune, and relentless hard work, Jakob has achieved success in the diamond business, invested in real estate in New York, and shown his son, Max, that America is truly the land of opportunity. Max is a rising star, a graduate of Harvard with friends among the wealthiest, most ambitious families in the world. And while his parents were thrown together by chance, Max chooses a perfect bride to start the perfect American family.

An opulent society wedding. A honeymoon in Tahiti. A palatial home in Greenwich. Max’s lavish lifestyle is unimaginable to his cautious old-world father and mother. Max wants to follow his father’s example and make his own fortune. But after the birth of children, and with a failing marriage, he can no longer deny that his wife is not the woman he thought she was. Angry and afraid, Max must do what he has never done before: struggle, persevere, and learn what it means to truly walk in his father’s footsteps, while pursuing his own ideals and setting an example for his children.

Moving from the ashes of postwar Europe to the Lower East Side of New York to wealth, success, and unlimited luxury, In His Father’s Footsteps is a stirring tale of three generations of strong, courageous, and loving people who pay their dues to achieve their goals.

Story Locale: Buchenwald (briefly); New York City

DANIELLE STEEL CONTINUES TO DEMONSTRATE HER REMARKABLE RANGE with a trio of irresistible, diverse novels to close out 2018 and jump-start the new year. In His Father’s Footsteps is the unforgettable, sweeping saga of three generations of a successful immigrant family, stretching from post-World War II New York to the present. Beauchamp Hall is perfect for the holidays, a delightful novel about a young American woman who finds love and fulfillment in the course of her involvement with a Downton Abbey-style TV show in England. A fast-moving, dramatic ensemble story, Turning Point follows four top San Francisco trauma doctors through a trans-Atlantic exchange program with four Parisian counterparts and a multitude of crises in both countries.

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER: Steel continues to secure top rankings on the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. She led off 2017 with back-to-back #1 New York Times hardcover bestsellers (The Mistress and Dangerous Games), which held the top spot for multiple weeks, and every one of her 2017 hardcover releases so far has been a top 5 New York Times hardcover bestseller (Against All Odds #3, The Duchess #4, The Right Time #3). Fairytale (10/10/17) and Past Perfect (11/28/17) are coming on strong, with robust sales and preorder momentum.

STEEL 2018 PUB SCHEDULE: 6 hardcovers and 7 mass market conversions

EVERYBODY READS DANIELLE STEEL: More than 650 million+ copies in print!

“Steel pulls out all the emotional stops….She delivers!” Publishers Weekly

“Steel is one of the best!” Los Angeles Times

“What counts for the reader is the ring of authenticity.” San Francisco Chronicle

DANIELLE STEEL has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over 650 million copies of her novels in print. Her many international bestsellers include Fairytale, The Right Time, The Duchess, Against All Odds, Dangerous Games, The Mistress, The Award, Rushing Waters, Magic, Blue, Undercover, Country, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death; A Gift of Hope, a memoir of her work with the homeless; Pure Joy, about the dogs she and her family have loved; and the children’s books, Pretty Minnie in Paris and Pretty Minnie in Hollywood.

Author Residence: San Francisco and Paris

Author Hometown: New York and France

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Praise for Danielle Steel

“Steel is one of the best!”Los Angeles Times

“Few modern writers convey the pathos of family and material life with such heartfelt empathy.”The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Steel pulls out all the emotional stops…. She delivers!”Publishers Weekly

“What counts for the reader is the ring of authenticity.”San Francisco Chronicle

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