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This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!

(2015)
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"Insightful, richly entertaining . . . Evison writes humanely and with good humor of his characters, who, like the rest of us, muddle through, too often without giving ourselves much of a break. A lovely, forgiving character study that's a pleasure to read." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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.

Jonathan Evison has crafted a bighearted novel with an endearing heroine at the helm. 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.

"A terrific novel, funny and moving, wistful and wise. Jonathan Evison's writing crackles on the page." - Jess Walter, author of Beautiful Ruins

"This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! is as sweet as it is inventive, profound as it is hilarious, unflinching as it is bighearted." - Maria Semple, author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette

"[An] irresistible, inventive novel full of important ideas about how we live our lives as parents, children, partners, and human beings . . . Evison is a ridiculously gifted storyteller." - Jami Attenberg, author of The Middlesteins

"A generous and wise tale, told with Evison's trademark verve and charisma, This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! is a deeply felt and deeply comforting novel." - Patrick deWitt, author of The Sisters Brothers

"This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! has all the wonderful snap and sizzle we've come to expect from Jonathan Evison's work, and as much heart as any novel I've read in recent years." - Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

"Both uplifting and melancholy, funny and thought-provoking, this entertaining read speaks directly to the importance of acceptance and healing." - Booklist

Genre: Literary Fiction
 
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Used availability for Jonathan Evison's This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!


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Hardback Editions

November 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! (Wheeler Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Jonathan Evison
ISBN: 1-4104-8406-8 / 978-1-4104-8406-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

September 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!
Author(s): Jonathan Evison
ISBN: 1-61620-261-0 / 978-1-61620-261-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

October 2016 : Canada Paperback
Title: This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!
Author(s): Jonathan Evison
ISBN: 1-4434-4294-1 / 978-1-4434-4294-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

May 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Evison
ISBN: 1-61620-601-2 / 978-1-61620-601-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

February 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!
Author(s): Jonathan Evison
ISBN: 0-09-959267-3 / 978-0-09-959267-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windmill Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!
Author(s): Jonathan Evison
ISBN: 0-09-959266-5 / 978-0-09-959266-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windmill Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2015 : Canada Paperback
Title: This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!
Author(s): Jonathan Evison
ISBN: 1-4434-4293-3 / 978-1-4434-4293-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperAvenue
Availability: Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance
Author(s): Jonathan Evison
ISBN: 1-62231-895-1 / 978-1-62231-895-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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September 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance
Author(s): Jonathan Evison
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

September 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!
Author(s): Jonathan Evison
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!
Author(s): Jonathan Evison
Publisher: HarperAvenue
Availability: Amazon CA   

September 2015 : USA Kindle edition
Title: This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Evison
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Availability: Amazon   



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