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Fortune's Rocks
Fortune's Rocks
Author: Anita Shreve
This gorgeous new novel from the award-winning author of the bestselling The Weight of Water (nearly 100,000 copies in print!) explores reckless love and its consequences, the sensual education of a young woman, and how unconscious choices can shape an entire life. — In a summer community on the coast of New Hampshire at the turn of the last cent...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780316781015
ISBN-10: 0316781010
Publication Date: 12/2/1999
Pages: 453
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 124 ratings
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, 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!
Modaba avatar reviewed Fortune's Rocks on + 75 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Oh...so 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 is not literature, but it's haunting none the less. How can you make a case for pedophilia? There is no way, but the author takes us into the minds of two people who are caught up in a passion that seems so right to them, nothing else matters. From the perspective of the reader, it's a moral morass. Reminds me of the situation in "L'Immoralist," though that, of course, IS literature.
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My new FAVORITE BOOK OF ALL TIME I did not want it to end and want a sequel to this story for sure. I hope you are writing already Anita.
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Another wonderful book by Shreve. This story takes place at the same location as Sea Glass, but earlier, at the turn of the century. This book had an excellent, consistant pace, moving the story along nicely through all its 450 pages. Shreve mixes personal stories and the politics of the day (labor issues, immigration, class, religion) for a compelling story.


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