MATTERS OF CHANCE: A Novel

Paperback | August 26, 1998

byJeannette Haien

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Matters of Chance is a glorious, aptivating novel about Morgan and Maude Shurtliff, who fall in love and marry in the years before World WarII. Unable to have children of their own, Morgan and Maude adopt twin girls. The four go home to their beautiful house in the country outside ofNew York City and begin to settle into what they hope will be a long and happy life. When the twins are still young, Morgan is called to serve inWorld War II, leaving Maude to raise her daughters alone. Jeannette Haien has rendered Morgan's war experiences with astonishing detail, just as she has captured the American post-war era with a precision that is unrivaled in recent fiction.

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Here is a captivating novel about the marriage between a couple and the Second World War that changed it all for them and their daughters.

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Matters of Chance is a glorious, aptivating novel about Morgan and Maude Shurtliff, who fall in love and marry in the years before World WarII. Unable to have children of their own, Morgan and Maude adopt twin girls. The four go home to their beautiful house in the country outside ofNew York City and begin to settle into what they hope...

Matters of Chance is a glorious, aptivating novel about Morgan and Maude Shurtliff, who fall in love and marry in the years before World WarII. Unable to have children of their own, Morgan and Maude adopt twin girls. The four go home to their beautiful house in the country outside ofNew York City and begin to settle into what they hope...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.02 inPublished:August 26, 1998Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060929529

ISBN - 13:9780060929527

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Here is a captivating novel about the marriage between a couple and the Second World War that changed it all for them and their daughters.

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"An engrossing saga...A richly detailed yarn, depicting an old world where along with privilege came honor, tradition, responsibility and duty...Jeannette Haien is a writer of vast compassion, and her characters are rich in something all too rare these days: dignity." (Newsday)