Title Profile & Character Information

Daughter of Fortune

Annotation
This Oprah Book Club selection tells of young, vivacious Eliza Sommers, who 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.

Characters
NameSommers, Eliza
GenderFemale
TraitsChilean
Orphan

NameTao Chien
GenderMale
OccupationDoctor
TraitChinese

GenreHistorical
Literary
Adventure
Fiction
TopicsImmigrants
Overcoming adversity
Self-discovery
Lost loves
Gold rush
Reinventing oneself
SettingValparaiso, Chile
San Francisco, California
Port city