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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (589 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joanna Smith Rakoff Narrator: Christina Moore Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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With the assurance of a veteran author, Joanna Smith Rakoff delivers a debut novel that has earned immediate comparison to seminal works from Mary McCarthy and Jay McInerney.

A Fortunate Age chronicles the lives of twentysomething New Yorkers as they struggle with relationships, careers, and the notion of where they fit in the world. Highlighted by razor-sharp character portraits, this is a work of startling scope and complexity. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bonnie Y | 2/20/2014

    " Fun reading about how present day Oberlin students fare in NY (I graduated in the 60's) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kasey | 2/19/2014

    " Another book about a group of 20 (and then 30) somethings living in New York, this reminded me so strongly of Claire Messud's The Emperor's Children, though A Fortunate Age isn't quite as good. But it's still smart and engaging; I literally didn't want to put it down and hauled it around with me everywhere, even though it's quite heavy, while I was reading it. It is also that rare combination of very real, believable characters plus great plot plus intelligent and beautiful writing. I'm wondering now if I didn't give it a 5 just because I don't think it's as good as The Emperor's Children, which doesn't seem fair. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Megan | 2/19/2014

    " A group of recent Oberlin grads try to make their way as New Yorkin' adults in this initially engaging, ultimately frustrating novel. Rakoff can be a powerfully incisive writer, but her talent gets lost in an overly long, melodramatic book. There are too many characters, and most are basically indistinguishable save for their use of "like." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Amber | 2/10/2014

    " BN First Look book club "

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