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Following the global success of Love Story, Erich Segal went on to write seven other romantic best sellers, and a charming and humorous children’s book.

Man, Woman and Child (1981)

Bob and Sheila Beckwith had everything: rewarding careers, two wonderful daughters, and a perfect marriage . . . almost perfect. For what Sheila didn’t know was that Bob had once been unfaithful – only once, ten years ago during a business trip to France. What Bob didn’t know was that his brief affair had produced a son. Now a tragic accident – and one fateful phone call – will change Bob and Sheila’s life forever…

 

Quotes from Man, Woman and Child

  • "There is nothing like a sleeping child to stir affection in the beholder."

  • "His vacillating emotions were now fixed on what his wife might be thinking and feeling"

"There is nothing like a sleeping child to stir affection in the beholder."

"His vacillating emotions were now fixed on what his wife might be thinking and feeling"

Reviews of Man, Woman and Child

'An appeal even more intense than Love Story.'

The Literary Guild Magazine

'Warm, sentimental and charged with true parental emotion … It will give a great many readers much pleasure by tugging at their heart strings with that most human of emotions – the relationships between parents and between parents and children … an intriguing situation unlike any I can recall encountering in recent fiction.'

John Barkham Reviews

'Memorable.'

The Pittsburgh Press

'Wonderful … Segal has dreamed up a storyline that can hardly fail to fascinate his enormous public … [Segal writes] succinctly, always on top of his material and with great understanding of the inner most workings of the human heart and mind.'

British Bookseller

'Tugs at our emotions … unblushingly sentimental.'

Cosmopolitan

'A jewel … just about perfect … the instant emotion Love Story had.'

The Plain Dealer: Cleveland

'Segal’s most mature book … a modern novel of morals and manners.'

The New Republic

'Gentle, sentimental and genuinely touching, Segal’s new novel possesses many of the qualities Love Story had.'

Publishers Weekly