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Fortune's Daughter
Fortune's Daughter
Author: Alice Hoffman
"This novel's great strength lies in its two heroines, who both find themselves drawn, without plans, hopes or full understanding, into the inevitably mythological process of pregnancy and childbirth....It is beautifully and matter-of-factly told." — NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW — Rae, unmarried and pregnant is alone. Lila is older, happily married,...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780449209769
ISBN-10: 0449209768
Publication Date: 2/12/1986
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 5
A beautifully written story with very interesting characters. I carried this with me everywhere, so that I could read it at every available opportunity.
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Helpful Score: 4
Alice Hoffman writes great books and this is no exception. Great story.
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Helpful Score: 2
I love this author, I like the way all her books have a magical touch to them.

Back Cover Desciption

Rae Perry is young, unmarried, and far from home as she awaits the birth of her first child -accompanied by the angry, moody man she's loved since high school. Lila Grey is a fortune-teller with no interest in the future, a mother who lost her daughter long ago, on a cold, cold day. Now as these two women meet, it is earthquake weather in California -when animals panic, friends and lovers quarrel, ice cubes dissolve in the palm of your hand. It is time when things are in the air, and the unexpected happens. For Rae and Lila, it will mean the sudden intertwining of thier lives and fates -as each makes a bid to change her future forver.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was hard to put down. You really feel for the people in the book.
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A lovely story and a fast read. I DO like this writer!
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