Fortune's Rocks ~~ Anita Shreve


Description
Fortune's Rocks by Anita Shreve

On a beach in New Hampshire at the turn of the last century, a young woman is drawn into a rocky, disastrous passage to adulthood. Olympia Biddeford is the only child of a prominent Boston couple a precocious and well-educated daughter, alive with ideas and flush with the first stirrings of maturity. Her summer at the family's vacation home in Fortune's Rocks is transformed by the arrival of a doctor, a friend of her father's, whose new book about mill-town laborers has caused a sensation. Olympia is captivated by his thinking, his stature, and his drive to do right even as she is overwhelmed for the first time by irresistible sexual desire. She and the doctor a married man, a father, and nearly three times her age come together in an unthinkable, torturous, hopelessly passionate affair. Throwing aside propriety and self-preservation, Olympia plunges forward with cataclysmic results that are the price of straying in an unforgiving era. Olympia is cast out of the world she knows, and "Fortune's Rocks" is the story of her determination to reinvent her broken life and claim the one thing she finds she cannot live without. "
Full Synopsis
About the Book
  • Published:
    Dec-1999 (Hardcover)
    Jan-2001 (Paperback)
  • Formats:
    Print / eBook / Audio
  • Pages:
    480
  • Purchase:
    Buy
Time Period
  • 19th Century
  • 20th Century
  • Contemporary

 

What Readers Are Saying
What do you think? Write your own comment on this book!
   Write a Comment 
Reader Tags
LibraryThing recommendations and tag cloud
Goodreads Reviews
get social with us

Share This Page