I only just learned of Belva Plain's passing moments ago when I read the inscription on her last book, "Heartwood", which I recently picked up at my library. I have read nearly all of her novels and I have enjoyed each and every one of them. I feel inexplicably sad to learn this is her final one. She was a talented writer and I will sorely miss her. May God bless you, Belva, and my sincere condolences to your family. You touched my heart with your work.