The Gift (Steel novel)

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The Gift
The Image Of The Front Cover Of Danielle Steel's The Gift.jpg
Author Danielle Steel
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Delacorte Press
Publication date
July 1994
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 216 pp (first edition, hardback)
ISBN 0-385-31292-X (first edition, hardback)
OCLC 29703045
813/.54 20
LC Class PS3569.T33828 G5 1994

The Gift is a 1994 novel by author Danielle Steel. It is the story of a family in the 1950s coming to terms with the death of a child. It spent 12 weeks on the Publishers Weekly best-seller list. It was Steel's 33rd best-seller.

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The setting of the novel is a small town in the 1950s. High-school student Maribeth Robertson, raised in a Christian household, has sex on prom night with a star athlete who is planning to marry his popular girlfriend after graduation. Maribeth's father is displeased by what she has done and sends her away to live with nuns until her baby is born and can be placed up for adoption. Maribeth is told that she can come back home once her baby is gone. At the convent, she feels afraid and lonely, and leaves to get on a bus with a one-way ticket. She finds herself in a small college town where she touches the lives of a family who has suffered a great loss.

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