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Title:
Pieces of dreams
Author:
Allen, Charlotte Vale, 1941-
Publication Information:
Norwalk, Ct. : Island Nation Press, 1998.

©1984
Physical Description:
318 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781892738219
Format :
Book

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Summary

There are the visible flaws and the not-so-visible flaws, but everyone has them -- or thinks they do. In the case of Caley Burrell, her flaws are very visible. Being sent face-first through the windshield of a car has left her irreparably, shockingly damaged. And after a number unsuccessful surgical procedures, she has said, No more. As a result of the accident, her life is as shattered as her face and she now wants either a beginning or an end. To all outward appearances Martin Maddox has it all: a wife and twin sons he adores, and great success as a painter. But Martin is a drunk, and his wife Marian has had enough. She's leaving Martin, taking the boys back to England. And he can't seem to bring himself to do the one thing that would stop this happening: give up drinking. Caley sets off on the highway in her big rattletrap car. And Martin flies to England in pursuit of his family, vowing to re-establish control of his life. But it is not to be. Two people traveling somewhat aimlessly on paths that are destined to converge. And when they arrive at the intersection, their faith and trust is to be put to one last test. They must each decide how much flaws, visible or invisible, actually matter to human interaction.


Author Notes

Charlotte Vale Allen was born in Toronto, Canada, on January 19, 1941. She spent several years in England, where she worked as a singer and actress. After returning to Canada for a short time, she immigrated to the United States in 1966.

Allen began writing in 1970 and sold her first novel, Love Life, in 1974. Her 36 novels have sold seven million copies, most of which have been translated into more than 20 languages. In her novels, Allen attempts to offer optimism and insight on many issues women face. In her most celebrated work, an autobiography titled Daddy's Girl and published in 1980, Allen relates her experience as an abused child. She was listed as one of the 100 most borrowed authors in the United Kingdom by the British Public Library system in 1990. Other titles include Somebody's Baby and Claudia's Shadow.

A full-time writer since 1976, Allen also pursues interests in photography, cooking, and needlework.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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