In the novel "Penguin Luck," Doreen Lowe is a young, sophisticated junior associate in a small Manhattan law firm that primarily serves the lower echelons of society. Regularly visited by three ghosts, Doreen is forced to listen to their pleas that she "carry on for them"- after the Holocaust- all while balancing the demands of her career and personal life.
After Doreen marries a banker with an entrepreneurial spirit, he achieves his dream of establishing a telecommunications company. Within a few years, Doreen is serving as the company's legal counsel while simultaneously raising a son, but is still being tormented by her spirits. As the young couple rides out the tech boom of the late 1990s, Doreen must reconcile her unorthodox personal choices with her widowed father, her friends, and her large conscience.
"Penguin Luck" is a compelling tale about one woman's emotional journey as she learns to cope with a burdensome family history, a trio of determined ghosts, and the power of luck.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - vampiregirl76 - LibraryThing
This isn't what I usually read. But I absolutely loved the title and when I read the blurb I thought I'd give it a try. I was surprised. This was an enjoyable read for me. Penguin Luck was a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Twink - LibraryThing
Well, from the cover I thought I was in for a chick lit read. Sassy photo, cute font and a photo of a stuffed penguin on the back cover. Penguin Luck opens with Doreen Lowe, a young attorney on the ... Read full review