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Fortune's Daughter

Alice Hoffman


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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Rules of Magic comes an “intimate, lovely novel”(People) about two mothers whose lives are on the brink of life-altering change.

Rae Perry is young, unmarried, and far from home as she awaits the birth of her first child accompanied by the angry, moody man she's loved since high school. Lila Grey is a fortune-teller with no interest in the future, a mother who lost her daughter long ago on a cold, cold day. Now, as these two women meet, it is earthquake weather in California—when animals panic, friends and lovers quarrel, ice cubes dissolve in the palm of your hand. It is a time when things are in the air, and the unexpected happens. For Rae and Lila, it will mean the sudden intertwining of their lives and fates—as each makes a bid to change her fortune forever...

Praise For Fortune's Daughter

Praise for Fortune's Daughter

“An elegant and evocative novel that conjures up a kind of modern-day female mythology.”—Chicago Tribune

“By turns heartbreaking and heartwarming...[an] intimate, lovely novel, most of whose concerns swirl about the pain and joys of motherhood.”—People

“It is in its juxtaposition of the mythic, the apocalyptic, with the resolutely ordinary...that this novel finds its unique voice...Beautifully and matter-of-factly told.”—The New York Times Book Review

“One of the best novels to come out of the United States in a decade.”—Annie Dillard

Berkley, 9780425168707, 320pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 1999

About the Author

Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including The Rules of Magic, Practical MagicThe Marriage of OppositesThe Red Garden, the Oprah’s Book Club selection Here on EarthThe Museum of Extraordinary Things, and The Dovekeepers. She lives near Boston.