"Time and Chance"
Fava Currie begins married life at Big Rock Creek, an Idaho mining
camp, in the early 1950s. She is romantic, vulnerable, and
her first novel, Time and Chance Happens to Them All, Ann
Zappa has chosen to tell a womans journey
story. Heroine Kathryn Fava Currie begins her trek to maturity
in the early 1950s. Although isolated in an Idaho mining
camp at the beginning of her married life, Kathryn gradually encounters
changes in the societal fabric that are reshaping America and
world events that threaten to upset shaky post-Korean War stability.
Womens issues are resurfacing. Following World War II, women
who had worked in the war effort were once more relegated to their
place at home. Society expected them to erase experiences
of successfully managing their lives and families while husbands
were absent fighting the war. The Cold War threatened world peace.
The first attempts to protect the environment appear. The picture-perfect
illusion of materialism in the 1950s surrenders to realism
and grimness in the next decade. Against this background, Kathryn
faces her challenges.
Time and Chance Happen to Them All showcases
the strength of friendship between women. Throughout Kathryns
journey to maturity, she is befriended and supported by several
women who offer advice and sympathy. Without the friendship of
these women, Kathryn might never have achieved her potential.
Happenings during Kathryns life will jog nostalgic memories
of some readers, while others will discover a slice of time that
they have only heard about.