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The Gift

3.48 of 5 stars 3.48  ·  rating details  ·  58 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Patricia Dennison's life is a chain of melodramatic events on the disastrous scale of the Titanic. Terrorists have executed her father on a passenger plane. She has inherited a multibillion-dollar empire that she doesn't want, & whose directors are plotting against her. The philanthropic doctor to whom she is engaged turns out to be gay. So she falls instead for a Port ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 1st 1993 by Grand Central Publishing (first published 1992)
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I bought this book from a used bookstore on vacation and it was a very good read. Kirk Douglas, the actor, is a very good writer. This is his first fiction novel apart from his autobiography ("The Ragpeddler's Son") and another book about Hollywood ("Dance With the Devil"). In "The Gift", Kirk shows his insight into male and female needs, Jews, father-son relationships, father-daughter relationships. It is sexy and sensual without being "in your face". There are no swear words, yet the language ...more
Pat Roseman
I was surprised by this book. I went into it thinking, "Just because he's a successful actor, he probably thinks he can write." But I liked it.
Wealth, romance, specially trained horses, an uncertain heiress.
Chris Grover
Enjoyed this. I didn't know Kirk Douglas was an author.
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Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch, ) is an American stage and film actor, film producer and author. His popular films include Out of the Past (1947), Champion (1949), Ace in the Hole (1951), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), Lust for Life (1956), Paths of Glory (1957), Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957), The Vikings (1958), Spartacus (1960), Lonely Are the ...more
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