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Fortune's Daughter

Hoffman, Alice

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ISBN 10: 039913056X / ISBN 13: 9780399130564
Published by Putnam, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1985
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Fortune's Daughter

Publisher: Putnam, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine+

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

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[Read by Carrington MacDuffie]

This novel from the bestselling author of ''Practical Magic'' and ''Turtle Moon'' tells the powerful story of two women.

This fierce and beautiful story charts the histories of two women: Rae, young, unmarried, and far from home, awaits the birth of her first child. Lila, a fortune-teller with no interest in the future, lost her own daughter more than a quarter of a century earlier in New York. When these two women meet in Southern California, it's earthquake weather - the time when unexpected things happen. Immediately, their lives and fortunes become intertwined, as Rae tries to break away from the man she has been with since high school and Lila reaches into the past to search for the child she lost.

This contemporary world is set against a series of Russian folktales told by an old woman who lives at the edge of Manhattan, in a place so well hidden it can only be found once in a lifetime.

From the Inside Flap:

"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, a fortune-teller and unable to cease mourning for the baby she was forced to give up for adoption many years ago. They meet in Southern California during the earthquake season--the time when unexpected things happen. Here is Alice Hoffman's beautiful and haunting novel of love and loneliness--and of two women whose lives and fortunes gradually become intertwined.

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