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Daughter of Fortune: A Novel (P.S.)

Daughter of Fortune: A Novel (P.S.)
Author: Isabel Allende
ISBN 13: 9780061120251
ISBN 10: 61120251
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: 2006-05-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
List Price: $14.99

An orphan raised in Valparaiso, Chile, by a Victorian spinster and her rigid brother, vivacious young Eliza Sommers follows her lover to California during the Gold Rush of 1849. Entering a rough-and-tumble world of new arrivals driven mad by gold fever, Eliza moves in a society of single men and prostitutes with the help of her good friend and savior, the Chinese doctor Tao Chi'en. California opens the door to a new life of freedom and independence to the young Chilean, and her search for her elusive lover gradually turns into another kind of journey. By the time she finally hears news of him, Eliza must decide who her true love really is.

Miami Herald

The Chilean novelist possesses the eyes, ears, mind, heart and pluck to manufacture generous and feisty fiction. . . . [A] rambunctious picaresque about love and obsession.