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The Reluctant Fortune-Teller

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
A retired accountant becomes the town's fortune-teller in this witty and charming debut

Norbert Zelenka has always lived life on the sidelines. It's why at 73 years old he's broke and alone except for the company of a chihuahua. But when "Carlotta's Club" - three strong-willed seniors with plenty of time on their hands - decide to make Norbert their latest project, he reluctantly agrees to their scheme: establishing himself as the town's fortune-teller. Soon his life begins changing in unexpected ways.

It turns out that years of observing other people make Norbert an excellent card reader. As Norbert's lonesome world expands with new friendships and a newfound self-confidence, he finally finds himself in a place where he belongs. But disaster looms on the horizon. When a troubled young woman goes missing after a bad reading, Norbert must find a strength beyond the cards to bring her home safely.

A heartfelt story of coming-of-age late in life, The Reluctant Fortune-Teller is a poignant reminder that we're never too old to learn new tricks.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Delightful. Norbert Z is warm and real and we rejoice in his growth throughout the story. This is a real comfort read in an uncertain world." - Rhys Bowen

"A warm, charming story you read with a smile." - Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

"Through learning to listen to others, Norbert discovers his own intuition-and in doing so, launches himself out of his ordinariness. An extraordinary book by an extraordinary new author." - Benjamin Ludwig

"Insightful, charming and intriguing." - Phaedra Patrick


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August 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Reluctant Fortune Teller (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Keziah Frost
ISBN: 1-4328-5513-1 / 978-1-4328-5513-0 (USA edition)
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March 2018 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Reluctant Fortune-Teller
Author(s): Keziah Frost
ISBN: 0-7783-1281-X / 978-0-7783-1281-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Park Row
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March 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Reluctant Fortune-Teller: A Novel
Author(s): Keziah Frost
ISBN: 1-5385-1015-4 / 978-1-5385-1015-5 (USA edition)
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March 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Reluctant Fortune-teller: Library Edition
Author(s): Keziah Frost
ISBN: 1-5385-1014-6 / 978-1-5385-1014-8 (USA edition)
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Title: The Reluctant Fortune-teller
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ISBN: 1-5385-1016-2 / 978-1-5385-1016-2 (USA edition)
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March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Reluctant Fortune-Teller
Author(s): Keziah Frost
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March 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Reluctant Fortune-Teller
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March 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Reluctant Fortune-Teller
Author(s): Keziah Frost
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