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Lasting Treasures 

Lasting Treasures (1993)
A novel by Julie Ellis

 
Publisher's Weekly
This unconvincing saga stretches perilously thin in a seeming effort to touch all bases--historical, political and cultural--as it follows Viktoria Gunsburg's rise from penniless Russian refugee to top corporate executive. Having fled the 1917 revolution, 16-year-old Viktoria meets and marries Gary Barton, heir to a prospering Virginia tobacco business. She quickly adapts to American ways but, remembering the pogroms and obeying her bigoted father-in-law, she conceals her Jewish origins--a decision she will later deeply regret. In an otherwise cliched plot, the theme of maintaining a Jewish identity in an intolerant environment is well-developed. Vicky evolves into a shrewd, determined businesswoman who builds the tobacco company into a major national concern, bringing the quarrelsome Barton family enormous wealth. Alarmed at Vicky's growing concerns about cigarettes' link to cancer, however, her relatives plot to gain control, leading to an unbelievable and melodramatic conclusion of epic proportions. Ellis ( Trespassing Hearts ) attempts to shoehorn every major 20th-century event into the story, and as Vicky's children and grandchildren proliferate, fast-paced references to the Jazz Age, the Depression and WW II cause the decades to spin by in a superficial blur. Two-dimensional characters further weaken this diluted and essentially implausible tale.

Genre: Romance
 
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Hardback Editions

March 1994 : Hardback
Title: Lasting Treasures
Author(s): Julie Ellis
ISBN: 0002240491 / 9780002240499 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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June 1993 : Hardback
Title: Lasting Treasures
Author(s): Julie Ellis
ISBN: 0399138080 / 9780399138089 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Pub Group (T)
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Paperback Editions

January 1995 : Paperback
Title: Xlasting Treasures Tony Fisher
Author(s):
ISBN: 0007664087 / 9780007664085 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Collins Promotion
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February 1995 : Paperback
Title: Lasting Treasures
Author(s): Julie Ellis
ISBN: 0006490174 / 9780006490173 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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June 1994 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: Lasting Treasures
Author(s): Julie Ellis
ISBN: 0515113891 / 9780515113891 (USA edition)
Publisher: Jove Pubns
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