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The Sisters from Hardscrabble Bay

(2010)
A collection of stories by

 
 
A tale of two sisters over seventy years that recovers the vibrant and unforgettable voice of Beverly Jensen

In 1916, Idella and Avis Hillock live on the edge of a chilly bluff in New Brunswick-a hardscrabble world of potato farms and lobster traps, rough men, hard work, and baffling beauty. From "Gone," the heartbreaking story of their mother's medical crisis in childbirth, to the darkly comic "Wake," which follows the grown siblings' catastrophic efforts to escort their father, "Wild Bill" Hillock's body to his funeral, the stories of Idella and Avis offer a compelling and wry vision of two remarkable women. The vivid cast includes Idella's philandering husband Edward, her bewilderingly difficult mother-in-law- and Avis, whose serial romantic disasters never quell her irrepressible spirit. Jensen's work evokes a time gone by and reads like an instant American classic.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"The story of these two sisters, Idella and Avis, travels from Canada to New England, but mostly it travels through their lives and hearts, and it will travel through your heart as well." - Elizabeth Strout


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Hardback Editions

June 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Sisters from Hardscrabble Bay: Fiction
Author(s): Beverly Jensen
ISBN: 0-670-02166-0 / 978-0-670-02166-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

August 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sisters from Hardscrabble Bay: Fiction
Author(s): Beverly Jensen
ISBN: 0-14-311929-X / 978-0-14-311929-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin USA
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Audio Editions

June 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Sisters from Hardscrabble Bay
Author(s): Beverly Jensen
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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June 2010 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Sisters from Hardscrabble Bay (Library Edition)
Author(s): Beverly Jensen
ISBN: 1-4417-4787-7 / 978-1-4417-4787-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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June 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Sisters from Hardscrabble Bay
Author(s): Beverly Jensen
ISBN: 1-4417-4790-7 / 978-1-4417-4790-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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June 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Sisters from Hardscrabble Bay
Author(s): Beverly Jensen
ISBN: 1-4417-4788-5 / 978-1-4417-4788-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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June 2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Sisters from Hardscrabble Bay
Author(s): Beverly Jensen
ISBN: 1-4417-4791-5 / 978-1-4417-4791-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
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Kindle Editions

May 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Sisters from Hardscrabble Bay: Fiction
Author(s): Beverly Jensen
Publisher: Penguin Books
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