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Five Fortunes (1999) [Novel]
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The novel tells a large-hearted tale of five vivid and unforgettable women who know where they've been but have no idea where they're going. A lively octogenarian, a private investigator, a mother and daughter with an unresolved past, and a recently widowed politician's wife share little else except a thirst for new dreams, but after a week at the luxurious health spa known as "Fat Chance" their lives will be intertwined in ways they couldn't have imagined. At a place where doctors, lawyers, spoiled housewives, movie stars, and captains of industry are stripped of the social markers that keep them from really seeing one another, unexpected friendships emerge, reminding us of the close links between the rich and the poor, fortune and misfortune, and the magic of chance.

Original title: Five Fortunes
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionWomen's Fiction
FictionGeneral FictionRich & Famous

Edition #1: Five Fortunes

Five Fortunes (1999)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "This is the novel as we used to know it, with laughter, tears, true-to-life details and a must-know what happens next story line." Penelope Fitzgerald
  • "An unpretentious tale of friendship among the well-heeled that is both a page-turner and day-brightener." Kirkus Reviews
  • "She has absolutely perfect pitch when it comes to capturing the lives of these remarkable women. This seems to be the quintessential American woman's tale. I loved it." Anne Rivers Siddons
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Five Fortunes (April 1999)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 9780060929954
Dimensions: 8.03 x 5.37 x 1.08 in
Pages: 416

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