In "Matters of Chance", Haien takes us through more then 3 decades of one family's pleasures and sorrows, detailing its members' enviable ability to accept the vagaries of fate. These people are old fashioned in the best ways-they know that love is what counts and that it, along with decency and compassion, will sustain them.
By Author Jeannette Haien "Matters of Chance is a work of fiction. All the characters who appear on the book's pages are imagined. Insofar as the lives of the imagined people were profoundly influenced by the events of WWII, History looms large in the narrative, and speaks for itself. As for the most part of the books action relating to the Liberty ship SS John T. Stubbins- to her missioned wartime voyage from Tacoma, Washington to Port Said I gratefully acknowledge the conselings given me by Captain Ronan Maurice Henderson.
Our book club enjoyed Blind Assassin very much. "one of the best books of the year" says Publishers Weekly.