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Man, Woman, and Child by Erich Segal
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Man, Woman, and Child (original 1981; edition 1993)

by Erich Segal

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From Erich Segal comes an unforgettable story of love: the drama of a father and the son he never knew . . . and a marriage that must stand the greatest test of all. Bob and Sheila Beckwith had everything: rewarding careers, two wonderful daughters, and a perfect marriage . . . almost perfect. For what Sheila didn't know was that Bob has once been unfaithful--only once, ten years ago during a business trip to France. What Bob didn't know was that his brief affair produced a son. Now a tragic accident--and one fateful phone call--will change Bob and Sheila's life forever. . . .… (more)
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Title:Man, Woman, and Child
Authors:Erich Segal
Info:Bantam (1993), Paperback, 224 pages
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Man, Woman and Child by Erich Segal (1981)

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[This is a short review I wrote in 2007]

**Segal writes so well - easy to get drawn into this novel**

Great writing style, as always with Segal, but the story's a bit far-fetched. It feels as though Segal's story has simplified a very complex and difficult situation, involving infidelity in marriage. However, he's a great storyteller, always a good read & I enjoyed it, but nothing's as good as "Love Story". ( )
  ArdizzoneFan | Nov 20, 2020 |
10 yr. little illeg. french child

From Eric Segal comes an unforgettable story of love....the drama of a father and the son he never knew... And a marriage that must stand the greatest test of all. Man, Woman And Child. Bob and Sheila Beckwith had everything: rewarding careers, two wonderful daughters, and a perfect marriage... almost perfect. for what Sheila didn't know was that Bob has once been unfaithful-only once, ten years ago during a business trip to France. What Bob didn't know was that his brief affair produced a son. Now a tragic accident-and one fateful phone call-will change Bob and Sheila's life forever...
  christinejoseph | Jul 28, 2015 |
In another unforgettable story of love by the author of Love Story comes the story of a father and the son he never knew...And a marriage that must withstand the greatest test of all.

Robert and Sheila Beckwith had everything: rewarding careers - Robert as a statistics professor and Sheila as an editor for a distinguished publishing house; two wonderful, precocious daughters - twelve-year-old Jessica and nine-year-old Paula - and a marriage that was almost...perfect. For there was one thing thing that Sheila didn't know - that while on a business trip to France a decade before, Bob had been unfaithful to her. It had only happened one time, and was never repeated...

However, what Bob never realized was that his brief affair had produced a son. Now a tragic accident - and one fateful phone call - will change Bob and Sheila Beckwith's life forever...

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was incredibly poignant and compulsively readable - although, I must say that I found the ending both satisfactory - and decidedly unsatisfactory - all at once. I was absolutely enthralled by this story. In my opinion, this was truly an excellent book - I give it an A+! ( )
  moonshineandrosefire | Apr 9, 2014 |
Nothing memorable, just, as the cover suggests "an immensely readable story". ( )
  flydodofly | Jun 25, 2011 |
From Erich Segal comes an unforgettable story of love… The drama of a father and the son he never knew… And a marriage that must stand the greatest test of all…
Bob and Sheila Beckwith had everything, rewarding careers, two wonderful daughters, and a perfect marriage... almost perfect. For what Sheila didn't know was that Bob had once been unfaithful -- only once, ten years ago during a business trip to France. What Bob didn't know was that his brief affair had produced a son. Now a tragic accident -- and one fateful phone call -- will change Bob and Sheila's life forever...
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A wife of valour who can find?
She is far more precious than jewels.
Proverbs 31:10
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For my beloved Karen
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'I have an important message for you, Dr. Beckwith.'
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From Erich Segal comes an unforgettable story of love: the drama of a father and the son he never knew . . . and a marriage that must stand the greatest test of all. Bob and Sheila Beckwith had everything: rewarding careers, two wonderful daughters, and a perfect marriage . . . almost perfect. For what Sheila didn't know was that Bob has once been unfaithful--only once, ten years ago during a business trip to France. What Bob didn't know was that his brief affair produced a son. Now a tragic accident--and one fateful phone call--will change Bob and Sheila's life forever. . . .

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