This Is your Life, Harriet Chance!

This Is your Life, Harriet Chance!

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2015
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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 shes 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.
Publisher: [Prince Frederick, MD] : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books, p2015.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781622318957
1622318951
Branch Call Number: CD FIC EVIS
Characteristics: 6 audio discs (6.75 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.,rda
digital,optical,1.4 m/s,stereo,rda
audio file,CD audio,rda
Additional Contributors: Boyce, Susan

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Cynthia Butcher
Jul 09, 2016

The title should be Harriet (Who Never Had A) Chance. Spoiler alert: the story includes a unidimensional nod to virtually all societal issues (i.e., rape, drug addiction, abortion, and alcoholism to name a few) and no characters capable of honest lives or healthy coping. A great book can be dark and the characters nonredeeming, but this was a superficial game show of the main character's life. The author's treatment of Harriet was in itself elder abuse. Leave this one on the shelf.

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