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The rich don't just have more money and pleasure, they also have more of everything - feuds, jealousies, affairs and secrets. And no one knows the secrets of the affluent better than Stephen Birmingham. Now he has created the powerful LeBarons of San Francisco who own one of America's most successful wineries. Sari LeBaron, the 75-year-old matriarch of the family, still has tight control of the Baronet vineyards. Her fight to maintain control leads her into conflict with her son and best friend. She must make a dreadful decision and reveal the family skeleton or lose her business. Can she save them both?
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From the author of Our Crowd, The Auerbach Will, etc., comes a diverting tale of a ceaseless power struggle within a family bound by misguided love. In an elegant San Francisco mansion, a blackened cask of wine holds a prominent spot beneath portraits of five generations of LeBarons. The present owner of Baronet vineyards is aging beauty Sari LeBaron, who pits one family member against the next in her bid for absoute control. A gutsy immigrant who married above her station, Sari singlehandedly rebuilt the vineyard from Prohibition's ruin into a thriving multimillion-dollar business. Tiring of her endless machinations, son Eric spearheads an attempt to wrest the company from Sari's hands. Lining up behind him are Sari's sister-in-law and one-time best friend, Joanna; and Melissa, Eric's older sister, who at 57 remains eternally childish and irresponsible. Sari fights back grimly, while the past unfolds in all its sordid glory as she threatens to expose a rat's nest of old affairs. Though the title secret ultimately seems rather tame, readers can still revel in vivid description and the satisfying characters that fill these pages. Literary Guild dual main selection; foreign rights: Brandt & Brandt. January 30
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Book Description Michael Joseph, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0718127110