This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance (CD-Audio)

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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

Description


With her husband Bernard two years in the grave, seventy-nine year old Harriet Chance sets sail on an ill-conceived Alaskan cruise only to discover through a series of revelations that she’s been living the past sixty years of her life under entirely false pretenses. There, amid the buffets and lounge singers, between the imagined appearance of her late husband and the very real arrival of her estranged daughter midway 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.

About the Author


Jonathan Evison is the author of four previous novels, including All About Lulu, West of Here, The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, and This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! He lives with his wife and family in Washington State. 


Product Details
ISBN: 9781622318957
ISBN-10: 1622318951
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Publication Date: September 8th, 2015
Language: English