Imitation of Life Author:Fannie Hurst After her husband's death, Bea Pullman found herself with a small daughter to support and no money. But she was still young and beautiful and she had the drive to get ahead. — Bea's bad luck began to change the day she met Delilah, a warm, wise woman. Delilah was the inspiration for the business which made Bea's name a household word.... more » And it was Delilah who became the real mother to little Jessie. For the more money Bea made, the less time she had for her home and for the man she wanted but was afraid to love.
IMITATION OF LIFE is Fannie Hurst's penetrating portrait of a woman who dreamed of success, achieved it, and then had to ask herself, "Is success enough?"« less