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This is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison
  

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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.

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This is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison

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?


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'As sweet as it is inventive, profound as it is hilarious, unflinching as it is big-hearted.' Maria Semple

'A terrific novel, funny and moving, wistful and wise. Evison's writing crackles on the page.' Jess Walter

About the Author

Jonathan Evison

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.

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Publication date

25th February 2016

Author

Jonathan Evison

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www.jonathanevison.net/

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Publisher

Windmill Books an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780099592679

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