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The Four Temperaments by Yona Zeldis McDonough

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Also by Yona Zeldis McDonough:

The House on Primrose Pond, February 2016
Paperback / e-Book
You Were Meant For Me, October 2014
Paperback / e-Book
Two Of A Kind, September 2013
Paperback / e-Book
A Wedding in Great Neck, October 2012
Paperback / e-Book
Breaking the Bank, September 2009
Paperback
In Dahlia's Wake, April 2005
Hardcover
The Four Temperaments, September 2002
Hardcover / e-Book

The Four Temperaments
Yona Zeldis McDonough

Doubleday
September 2002
On Sale: September 3, 2002
Featuring: Oscar Kornblatt; Ginny Valentine; Gabriel Kornblatt
320 pages
ISBN: 034545118X
EAN: 9780345451187
Kindle: B000Q9ILA6
Hardcover / e-Book
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Women's Fiction

The spellbinding story of a father and son, both married, who fall in love with the same alluring ballerina.

Oscar Kornblatt has been a first violinist with the New York City Ballet for so many years that he scarcely notices the throngs of eager young dancers who fill the ranks of the corps de ballet. But Ginny Valentine catches his eye, and when he comes to know her he becomes utterly enchanted by her. One night when Ruth, his quietly independent wife, is away, he brings Ginny back to his Upper West Side apartment and the two become lovers.

While the affair doesn’t last, Oscar’s attachment to Ginny continues to flourish. He invites her to join his family for Thanksgiving dinner, where she meets and falls in love with Oscar’s eldest son, Gabriel, home from San Francisco for the holiday. Gabriel, married to a beautiful, highly unstable woman, finds himself falling under Ginny’s spell. As the bonds of the family begin to erode, Ruth takes drastic and shocking measures to salvage what is most precious to her: her baby granddaughter, Isobel.

Set against the glamorous, exciting world of the New York City Ballet, The Four Temperaments explores the ways in which love and marriage are tested. Through its unforgettable cast of characters, this novel reveals how the demands of the flesh can suddenly, almost inexplicably, turn lives upside down. With the assurance and virtuosity of a seasoned storyteller, Yona Zeldis McDonough presents the powerfully sexy story of two adulterous affairs and imbues them with an irresistible emotional undercurrent.

From the Hardcover edition.

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