The Resource This is your life, Harriet Chance!: : a novel, (electronic resource)

This is your life, Harriet Chance!: : a novel, (electronic resource)

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This is your life, Harriet Chance!: : a novel
Title
This is your life, Harriet Chance!:
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Jonathan Evison
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Language
eng
Summary
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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10445043
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Evison, Jonathan
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Widows
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
This is your life, Harriet Chance!: : a novel, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
Control code
MWT11689632
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781616205362
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11689632
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
This is your life, Harriet Chance!: : a novel, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11689632
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781616205362
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11689632
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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