The Jewels of Tessa Kent : a novel / Judith ... Read More
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|Anderson - Pendleton Branch||LP Krantz Judith (Text)||26943993||Adult Large Print Fiction||Available||-|
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- ISBN: 0739401653
- ISBN: 9780739401651
- Physical Description: 630 pages (large print) ; 25 cm
- Edition: Doubleday Direct large print edition.
- Publisher: New York : Crown, 
- Copyright: ©1998
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Summary: "For the first time Judith Krantz has chosen to tell a story rooted in the shattering emotions of a mother-daughter relationship gone desperately wrong. The story unfolds on a classic Krantz background, a magic carpet of gorgeous entertainment and sumptuous events. Yet, at its core, "The Jewels of Tessa Kent" is an engrossing, deeply moving, and ultimately inspiring tale of two women bound by blood yet torn apart by their deepest emotions. Tessa Kent, an exquisite and precocious 14, gives birth to an illegitimate daughter. Her parents, devout Catholics, raise the infant, Maggie, as their own child. At 16 Tessa is discovered by Hollywood; by 19 she's an international movie star. Maggie lives for her glorious 'sister's' infrequent whirlwind visits. Maggie is a captivating, independent 18 when she accidentally learns the truth. She breaks all ties with Tessa and starts to work at the famed Manhattan auction house of Scott & Scott. Five years later, a life-altering crisis makes Tessa passionately determined to end this estrangement. An auction is the only way she can find to reach her daughter, an auction of the immensely valuable collection of famed jewels that represent all the love lavished on her by her late husband. Tessa promises Scott & Scott the auction on the condition that Maggie and she work closely together on the sale. For Tessa, her entire future now hangs on the hope of an almost impossible reconciliation. "The Jewels of Tessa Kent" deals with the fascinating workings of an auction house; it's a revealing look at the inside of Hollywood stardom; but more than anything else, it's a story of feelings and family, of loss, mistakes, joy and redemption" --