The Resource This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! : A Novel /, Jonathan Evison

This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! : A Novel /, Jonathan Evison

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This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! : A Novel /
Title
This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!
Title remainder
A Novel /
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Jonathan Evison
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eng
Summary
"Jonathan Evison is a ridiculously gifted storyteller: racing, breathless, and vibrant with his prose, hungry for personal truths, and clearly in love with the world around us all. That compassion and those writerly charms are deeply felt in This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!, an irresistible, inventive novel full of important ideas about how we live our lives as parents, children, partners, and human beings." 'Jami Attenberg, author of The Middlesteins 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 on life becomes a surprising and revelatory journey into Harriet's past. There, amid the overwhelming buffets and the incessant lounge singers, between the imagined appearances 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. And in the process she discovers that she's been living the better part of that life under entirely false assumptions. In This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! Jonathan Evison has crafted a bighearted novel with an endearing heroine at the helm. Through Harriet, he paints a bittersweet portrait of a postmodern everywoman, her story told with great warmth, humanity, and humor. Part dysfunctional love story, part poignant exploration of the mother-daughter relationship, nothing is what it seems in this tale of acceptance, reexamination, and forgiveness
Summary
Embarking on an ill-conceived Alaskan cruise, septuagenarian Harriet reunites with her estranged daughter and confronts pivotal events from her life surrounding the true character of the husband who died two years earlier.
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LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
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Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
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Evison, Jonathan
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3605.V57
LC item number
E957 2015
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unknown
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  • Widows
  • Mother and adult daughter
  • Pleasure cruises
  • Senior women
  • Aging
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Secrets
  • Husband and wife
  • Family relationships
  • Seniors
Target audience
adult
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This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! : A Novel /, Jonathan Evison
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
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9781616205362
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(electronic bk.)
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EB00597324
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This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! : A Novel /, Jonathan Evison
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Publication
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  • RBdigital eBook
  • Electronic resource
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781616205362
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00597324
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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