This is Your Life, Harriet Chance

51FiPpVH2MLThis is Your Life, Harriet Chance by Jonathan Evison, reminded me of Frederik Bachman’s books. While the character is different, the tone of voice was matter-of-fact and similar. We learn about Harriet’s life in the third person, and it is this narrated version that “talks” to Harriet throughout the story. In the book, chapters bounce back and forth from moments in her past, to her present life where she is on an Alaskan cruise, won by her deceased husband. Harriet has a lot to be thankful for in her life, it seems, until we begin to learn more about it and recognize all her regrets and mistakes. This book didn’t take long to read and was enjoyable, while also a little depressing.

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