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This is an auction for FATIMA’S GOOD FORTUNE by Joanne & Gerry Dryansky.

"At first, it hardly seems that the title character in this first novel possesses good fortune. When her sister, a maid in Paris, dies in a freak accident, Fatima, recently abandoned by her husband, is offered the job by her sister's employer. Upon her arrival in France from her native Tunisia, Fatima feels overwhelmed by both the crowded city and her demanding employer, who is dismayed to learn that her new maid can't read. Gradually, though, as Fatima learns to read from her American neighbor, she settles into her new life, making several fast friends and even earning the affection of her employer. Almost without realizing it, Fatima slowly begins to feel she has found a new home. Many of the novel's pleasures are to be found in the supporting cast, including Hadley, Fatima's reading tutor, and Victorine, a boisterous African woman and fellow maid. Populated by a charming, eccentric cast of flawed yet good-hearted characters, the novel allows readers to believe that goodness is sometimes rewarded."
- Booklist (US)

Very favourable reviews on

Hardback 2004.

326 pages.

Good condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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