Daughter of Fortune
Isabel Allende’s Daughter of Fortune follows the story of Eliza Sommers. Born and reared in Chile in a rigid household, she follows her lover to California during the Gold Rush of 1849 – a danger-filled quest that will become a momentous journey of transformation for Eliza. Daughter of Fortune is rich in historic detail for a pivotal period in California history. It is filled with critical topics of our day: the status of women, diversity, multilingualism, immigration.