Jonathan Evison - Author

About the Author

Among many jobs before writing, Jonathan Evison worked as a caregiver. He was also a founding member of a Seattle punk band with future members of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. His debut novel All About Lulu won the Washington State Book Award and his second West of Here was a New York Times bestseller. Born in San Jose, he now lives on Bainbridge Island in Washington with his family.

Featured books by Jonathan Evison

This is Your Life, Harriet Chance!

This is Your Life, Harriet Chance!

Author: Jonathan Evison Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/02/2016

As sweet as it is inventive, profound as it is hilarious, unflinching as it is big-hearted. (Maria Semple, author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette?) Harriet Chance has spent the last seventy-eight years following the rules...Career girl (brief) Wife (fifty-five years); mother of two now widowed, Harriet discovers that her late husband had been planning an Alaskan cruise. Ignoring the advice of her children and wanting to make the most of the opportunity, she decides to set sail. There, amid the buffets and lounge singers, between the imagined appearances of Bernard and the very real arrival of her daughter, Harriet is forced to take a long look back, confronting the truth about pivotal events that changed the course of her life. What she will discover is that she has lived the best part of her life under entirely false assumptions. Confronted with the notion that her past could have been different, will she take a second chance at life?

Other books by Jonathan Evison

This is Your Life, Harriet Chance!

This is Your Life, Harriet Chance!

Author: Jonathan Evison Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/02/2016

As sweet as it is inventive, profound as it is hilarious, unflinching as it is big-hearted. (Maria Semple, author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette?) Harriet Chance has spent the last seventy-eight years following the rules...Career girl (brief) Wife (fifty-five years); mother of two now widowed, Harriet discovers that her late husband had been planning an Alaskan cruise. Ignoring the advice of her children and wanting to make the most of the opportunity, she decides to set sail. There, amid the buffets and lounge singers, between the imagined appearances of Bernard and the very real arrival of her daughter, Harriet is forced to take a long look back, confronting the truth about pivotal events that changed the course of her life. What she will discover is that she has lived the best part of her life under entirely false assumptions. Confronted with the notion that her past could have been different, will she take a second chance at life?

This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!

This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!

Author: Jonathan Evison Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2015

`As sweet as it is inventive, profound as it is hilarious, unflinching as it is big-hearted.' Maria Semple, author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette With Bernard, her husband of fifty-five years now in the grave, seventy-eight-year-old Harriet Chance impulsively sets sail on an ill-conceived Alaskan cruise that her late husband had planned. But what she hoped would be a voyage leading to a new lease of life becomes a surprising and revelatory journey into Harriet's past. There, amid the buffets and lounge singers, between the imagined appearances of her late husband and the very real arrival of her estranged daughter mid-way through the cruise, Harriet is forced to take a long look back, confronting the truth about pivotal events that changed the course of her life. And in the process she discovers that she's been living the better part of that life under entirely false assumptions. Part-dysfunctional love story, part exploration of the relationship between mothers and daughters, nothing is what it seems in this charming tale of what it truly means to begin again.

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

Author: Jonathan Evison Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2013

LIFE-AFFIRMING STORY OF A DISABLED TEENAGER AND HIS CLUELESS CARER, NOW A NETFLIX DRAMA STARRING PAUL RUDD AND SELENA GOMEZ. The first rule of caring is Don't Get Emotionally Involved. So clueless carer Ben probably shouldn't have agreed to drive stroppy, wheelchair-bound teenager Trevor 400 miles across America to reunite with his deadbeat dad. Especially when Trevor's mother has absolutely forbidden it. Especially when a road trip like this could go so disastrously, gloriously wrong... Funny, life-affirming and beautifully bittersweet, this is the story of an unlikely friendship and the journey of a lifetime. 'Little Miss Sunshine meets Rain Man. Big-hearted and funny and full of hope' Boston Globe.

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

Author: Jonathan Evison Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2013

LIFE-AFFIRMING STORY OF A DISABLED TEENAGER AND HIS CLUELESS CARER, NOW A NETFLIX DRAMA STARRING PAUL RUDD AND SELENA GOMEZ. The first rule of caring is Don't Get Emotionally Involved. So clueless carer Ben probably shouldn't have agreed to drive stroppy, wheelchair-bound teenager Trevor 400 miles across America to reunite with his deadbeat dad. Especially when Trevor's mother has absolutely forbidden it. Especially when a road trip like this could go so disastrously, gloriously wrong... Funny, life-affirming and beautifully bittersweet, this is the story of an unlikely friendship and the journey of a lifetime. 'Little Miss Sunshine meets Rain Man. Big-hearted and funny and full of hope' Boston Globe.

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