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The Days of Winter

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The setting is Europe in the tense period between the two world wars. It is the bittersweet story of the wealthy Hack family whose pride and sins were redeemed by their passionate humanity. Rubin Hack jilts his intended and marries a beautiful mysterious woman whom his family detests. But it is their daughter who is doomed to relive her mother's sins as the wife of one man...more
Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages
Published January 1st 1985 by Bantam (first published February 1978)
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Oct 18, 2013 Graceann rated it 1 of 5 stars
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Perhaps it's me becoming more jaded, or more rigid with my BS meter, but I am so bored of novels which "celebrate" stupid women who do stupid things in order to either (a) prove themselves to awful men; or (b) sabotage relationships with men they don't deserve in the first place. In The Days of Winter, you get a bit of both.

Magda, whose allure eludes me, meets Rubin and Rubin is immediately madly in love with her. Thus ensues heartbreak, betrayal, and idiotic behavior that carries across genera...more
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