This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! (Large Print / Hardcover)

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Jonathan Evison gets better with each new book. ”I guess you could say This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! is a coming of old age story,” he says of his latest. We become acquainted with the main character Harriet in bits and pieces snipped from the pages of her life, beginning in early childhood and continuing to the age of 78. Like a jigsaw puzzle, the pieces begin to fit together into a cohesive picture. It's brilliant, and I would recommend it to just about any reader.  

— Jackie Blem, who reads like a house of fire and whose recommendations are as good as gold.

September 2015 Indie Next List


“With This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!, Evison has crafted an instant classic. Recently widowed 78-year-old Harriet embarks on an Alaskan cruise that proves to be the vehicle for her own self-discovery. As one shocking truth after another is revealed about Harriet's life, readers come to love this woman who is anything but perfect, and whose life is anything but ordinary. With an inventive, addictive structure and prose that surges with life, humor, and compassion, This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! is one to move to the very top of your reading list.”
— Rob Dougherty, Clinton Book Shop, Clinton, NJ



Product Details
ISBN: 9781410484062
ISBN-10: 1410484068
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
Publication Date: November 25th, 2015
Language: English