Celeste De Blasis


Born
in Santa Monica, CA, The United States
May 08, 1946

Died
April 13, 2001

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Celeste N. De Blasis was a successful American writer of historical-romance novels. She grew up on the Kemper Campbell Ranch in Victorville, California, in the high Mojave Desert. She attended Wellesley College, later transferred to Oregon State University, and in 1968 graduated from Pomona College, near her home. She continued to live on the ranch until her death.

In 1969 De Blasis received the Southern Division National League of Pen Women Award for Letters, for her poetry. In 1975 her first novel "The Night Child" was published, followed the next year by "Suffer A Sea Change" and in 1978 by "The Proud Breed" which became a Doubleday Book Club selection. Her most ambitious and successful work is the "Wild Swan" triliogy (1984-1
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Average rating: 4.29 · 3,672 ratings · 263 reviews · 10 distinct worksSimilar authors
Wild Swan (Wild Swan Trilog...

4.36 avg rating — 962 ratings — published 1984 — 9 editions
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The Proud Breed

4.31 avg rating — 932 ratings — published 1978 — 11 editions
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Swan's Chance (Wild Swan Tr...

4.37 avg rating — 563 ratings — published 1985 — 7 editions
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A Season of Swans (Wild Swa...

4.31 avg rating — 521 ratings — published 1989 — 4 editions
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The Tiger's Woman

4.28 avg rating — 409 ratings — published 1981 — 6 editions
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The Night Child

3.82 avg rating — 161 ratings — published 1975 — 9 editions
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Suffer a Sea Change

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Graveyard Peaches: A Califo...

3.61 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1991
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Tiger's Woman (Mayflower Bo...

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Proud Breed

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“I am sorry because there will never be enough time, not even in a hundred years from this day would be enough time for us to love”
Celeste De Blasis, The Proud Breed

“You did not seduce me. I came to you. If you cannot accept my strengths as well as my weaknesses, if you cannot take from me as well as give to me, you cannot love me.”
Celeste De Blasis, Wild Swan

“...tears and rain are the same thing, they're meant to wash you clean and make you grow. If you don't let them out, you'll drown inside.”
Celeste De Blasis, The Tiger's Woman

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