Book Club Kit: House on Fortune Street

The House on Fortune StreetThe House on Fortune Street
by Margot Livesey
First Published: 2008
6 Copies & Reading Guide

It seems like mutual good luck for Abigail Taylor and Dara MacLeod when they meet at university and, despite their differences, become fast friends. Years later they remain inseparable: Abigail, the actress, allegedly immune to romance, and Dara, a therapist, throwing herself into relationships with frightening intensity. Now both believe they’ve found “true love.” But luck seems to run out when Dara moves into Abigail’s downstairs apartment. Suddenly both their friendship and their relationships are in peril, for tragedy is waiting to strike the house on Fortune Street.

Reading Guide:
LitLovers – Includes a Brief Description, Author Information, Brief Reviews, and Discussion Questions

The New York Times – “Romance Languages” by Liesl Schillinger
The Christian Science Monitor – “A Story Told with Help from Literature’s Giants” by Yvonne Zipp
The Washington Post – “Home Alone” by Donna Rifkind

Margot Livesey’s Official Website:

If you enjoyed The House on Fortune Street, you might like:
A Widow for One Year by John Irving
The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
The Third Angel by Alice Hoffman
Saturday by Ian McEwan


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