"Dreams, Symbols, and Synchronicity influence the lives of two men from different cultures."
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A fascinating story and a fast read that works on several different levels. The author intertwines the lives and struggles of people from different cultures and generations in a memorable and heart-warming tale of love and hope. I particularly enjoyed reading about the Chinese culture/traditions and found the characters to be both interesting and authentic. I look forward to reading more by Ms. Bratspis!
I love this book, bought randomly never expecting to enjoy its simplicity and lessons within. Good Fortune can make imagination soar and yearn for traditions that we often ignore and can be applied to our own life.
Leslie Bratspis has created a captivating story of men and their loved ones who come from different cultures but are brought together through the mystique of Chinese fortune-telling. The book is brimming with well-researched, fascinating cultural lessons and details that draw the reader in and make it hard to put down. The author's sensitive and realistic portrayal of the characters' thoughts and emotions makes Good Fortune a pleasure to read, from start to finish.
In the wonderfully fulfilling Good Fortune, author Leslie Bratspis conjures up a world - actually multiple existences! - with such exquisite attention to detail, superb character development, and specificity of various locales, that one feels they're actually in each individual "milieu" and experiencing the trajectory of the interlocking stories themselves! The inner workings and points of view of each character feels wholly their own, and Ms. Bratspis seamlessly presents everyone as these fully-formed entities, all the while illustrating their individual struggles with such compassion and caring. While reading, I felt the pure satisfaction of that experience, while also "viewing" it in cinematic terms. Somebody should snatch up this book - it'd make a great film!
You will love Tong's character and his life lessons in this charming, multicultural book.
366 pages, 6"x 9"
"Her style is colorful, descriptive and brimming with well-researched, fascinating details that draw the reader in and make the book hard to put down"
"Her sensitive and realistic portrayal of the characters' thoughts and emotions makes Good Fortune a pleasure to read from start to finish. "
"I was captivated from the first chapter and unable to concentrate on much else until I had finished reading the book"
The setting of the 1994 California recession might as well be the current national state of affairs. There's something here for everyone.