This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!: A Novel

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“Evison’s writing crackles on the page.”* With Bernard, her husband of fifty-five years, now in the grave, seventy-eight-year-old Harriet Chance impulsively sets sail alone on an Alaskan cruise that her late husband had planned. But what Harriet hoped would be a voyage leading to a new lease on life becomes a wildly surprising and revelatory journey into her past. Jonathan Evison has crafted a bighearted novel with an endearing heroine at the helm. Part dysfunctional love story, part poignant exploration of mother-daughter relationships, nothing is what it seems in this bittersweet tale, told with humor and humanity. “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 “Infused with Evison’s characteristic empathy and heart and humor . . . He’s got a talent for character, emotion and pacing.” -Los Angeles Times “Open-hearted, effervescent.” -The Washington Post “Wildly entertaining.” -The Seattle Times “This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! is a pleasurable mix of the crazy escapades, changing relationships and thoughtful reflections that make up a life.” -The Toronto Star “Slowly, and with admirable, dark precision, Evison lays Harriet bare . . . And with Harriet Chance-poor, frustrated, flummoxed Harriet-Evison has found his ideal foil.” -NPR.com “It’s hard to imagine the reader who won’t be moved by this lively, lovely work.” -The Denver Post

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“Once again, Jonathan Evison dazzles . . .

This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! is as sweet as it is inventive, profound as it is hilarious, unflinching as it is bighearted. Step right up, don’t be shy! Take the hand of Evison’s delightfully menacing master of ceremonies and let him lead you into the kaleidoscopic journey of your life.” —Maria Semple, author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette

“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. Evison packs an entire life--many lives--into this fine book, and does so with the empathy and insight of a writer at the top of his game.” —Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

“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

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Jonathan Evison is the author of four previous novels, including All About Lulu, West of Here, The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, and This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! He lives with his wife and family in Washington State. 

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