“Meet Harriet Chance. She is seventy-eight and embarking on a journey of discovery. Her husband Bernard has recently passed away and she is surprised to find out that before he died he purchased tickets for an Alaskan cruise. Despite her children’s protests, she is determined to take the trip. But she gets a little more than she bargained for. Along the way, Evison gives us glimpses of Harriet’s life from birth to present, and we get to know Harriet better than she may even know herself. Evison, who wrote The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, once again brings forth a bighearted story that fully embraces life with all of its imperfections. At times funny, and other times poignant and wistful, I am glad to have made Harriet’s acquaintance.”
–Sharon, Annie Bloom’s Books, Portland, OR
While we still have your attention: Do you think the cover design on Harriet evokes another favorite novel by a PNW author? What do you think would happen if Harriet and Bernadette wound up on a cruise together?