Fortune's Rocks (novel)

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Fortune's Rocks
First edition cover
Author Anita Shreve
Country United States
Language English
Genre Romance novel
Publisher Little, Brown and Company
Publication date
December 2, 1999
Media type Print (Hardcover and Paperback)
Pages 453 pp
ISBN 0-316-78101-0
OCLC 41991464
813/.54 21
LC Class PS3569.H7385 F67 2000
Followed by Sea Glass

Fortune's Rocks is a 1999 romance novel by bestselling author Anita Shreve. It is chronologically the first novel in Shreve's tetralogy to be set in a large beach house on the New Hampshire coast that used to be a convent. It is followed by Sea Glass, The Pilot's Wife and Body Surfing.

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In the summer of 1899, Olympia Biddeford, a privileged, intelligent and confident 15-year-old who is vacationing with her family at Fortune's Rocks, falls in love with a married 41-year-old doctor and journalist, John Haskell. Their passionate affair, and subsequent discovery, produces a son and leads to far-reaching consequences that span several decades.

The novel is loosely based on the seaside neighborhood of Fortunes Rocks, located in Biddeford, Maine.

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