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Kerr, M.E.
New York : Harper & Row, 1985.
IL 5+
ISBN 0613022963 
You'd think a novel that covers three generations would take a thousand pages. M.E. Kerr focuses the three generation time span around incidents involving an old family heirloom ring with the inscription "I stay near you!" In three generations we cover love between a rich boy and a bright but poor girl. The girl is seen again as the mother of a rock star in the 60's whose fast- paced life takes precedence over bringing up his son. The son's homework assignment, an oral tape to his father is the third generation's revelation about the struggle to know who you are and how you fit in the opposite life styles of the rich and of the ordinary.
SUBJECTS:     Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
                        Family problems -- Fiction
                        Friendship -- Fiction


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