With a spirited and humorous voice, Lenore Tolegian Hughes has written a powerful coming of age novel, "Cups of Fortune," which recounts the early life of an Armenian-American girl, named Azad, growing up in 1950s Los Angeles. Azad's story begins with discoveries about her family's poignant past which lead her to a deeper appreciation of the memorable characters who inhabit her world and give her important insights into her own identity. Her reflections are interwoven with the fortunes told by her beloved immigrant grandmother who foretells the future by reading the grounds of Armenian coffee cups, and for whom the preparation and serving of food in all its mouth-watering, old-world varieties, is the ultimate expression of love. "Cups of Fortune" will make every reader long to eat well, laugh out loud, celebrate life, and predict the future in their own cups of coffee.
Literature-Fiction, Genre-Fiction, Coming-of-Age,