This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!

screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-2-28-29-pmThe longer, cooler days of autumn offer us a chance to delve into Jonathan Evison’s poignant character study of Harriet Chance as she looks back on 78 years of life and love.  Join the Broad Street Readers on October 25th at 11:00 at the Salem Council on Aging to discuss This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison.

“Intricately structured… Evison resists every neat resolution, every unearned epiphany. And as fanciful as his prose can be…he’s not afraid to depict the dark side of aging as it is, and not as we wish it were…. The result is a book that speaks to all of us, whether we’re young enough to check Facebook 50 times a day, or old enough only to have a vague idea what the Internet is. The themes Evison presents – disappointment, delusion, redemption – are universal, and he deals with them beautifully in this wonderful novel. This is your life, Harriet Chance, but it’s ours, too.”—New York Times Book Review

“Both uplifting and melancholy, funny and thought-provoking, this entertaining read speaks directly to the importance of acceptance and healing.” —Booklist

The Broad St. Readers is a club for adults age 55 and up. New members are always encouraged! Join fellow readers for an engaging and thoughtful discussion on October 25th at 11:00am at the Salem Council on Aging.

Please call and check in with Rosanna at (978) 744-0924.

Books are available behind the Main Desk at the library. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email or call the library at (978) 744-0860.


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