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Fortune's Rocks
Fortune's Rocks
Author: Anita Shreve
In a summer community on the coast of New Hampshire at the turn of the last century, a girl is drawn into a passionate affair with a man nearly three times her age. "Fortune's Rocks" is the story of Olympia Biddeford, privileged, well-educated, and mature beyond her years, and her affair with John Haskell, who not only is a physici...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780316734837
ISBN-10: 0316734837
Publication Date: 11/1/2002
Pages: 520
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 81 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 5
This book is one that once you start it, it is impossible to put down. The story revolves around a teenage girl in the beginning of the 1900,s who is mature beyond her years. We learn of her sexual awakening, tragedy mixed with poignant undying love. Love the author, as always, and loved this book, in particular.
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Helpful Score: 4
I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by this novel-the descriptions in it are beautiful to say the least, and the story line was very intriguing. I highly recemend this book, its a very good read!
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Helpful Score: 3 GOOD! I couldn't put it down once I got into it. Olympia is quite the woman for the late 1800's, early 20th century! This is a great work of fiction. Very enjoyable. Quite a story!!!
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Helpful Score: 2
Simply wonderful. I felt lost when I finished it!
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Helpful Score: 1
I LOVED this book. It was heart wrenching and romantic--but the female character was smart and lively. It is an intelligent book set at the turn of the 20th century at a seaside resort town in New England.
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This book was good. Anita Shreve is always a fun read!
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An interesting novel of what can happen when you make a rush decision without thinking it through and it destroys other lives. Good read.
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Fantastic book, with many thought-provoking subjects within it. Would be a great book-club book! I loved it. One of Shreve's best.