Felicitous Fates is the third volume in a trilogy about the Crawford and Masoud families and follows up the story line introduced in Palpable Passions and Ordinary Obsessions. The three works are a complex, multi-layered narrative that weaves together the threads of history, culture, politics, and personal relationships in a moving story of conflict and hope. The members of each family are bonded together by necessity and choice, each finding inspiration and solace in one another as they confront contemporary cultural and political tensions while seeking their personal path in life, their singular moral compass, and their individual identity. Each volume in this trilogy taps the most fundamental questions we all face . . . who are we and what are we meant to do in life?