His mother was an Irish immigrant, his father a Jewish peddler. But, like so many other turn-of-the-century Americans, Adam Arnring grows up determined to shape his own destiny. Handsome and skilled, he heads West and lays the foundation of what will become one of the country's greatest retail companies. But along the way, love and war will intervene, testing the ties that bind him to his brothers, and to his trusting wife.In an intimate voice that has won her scores of devoted fans, Belva Plain explores the crossroads everyone must face. For the unforgettable characters in THE SIGHT OF THE STARS, the choices that seem to divide are actually the ones that unite.