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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 she's 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, confronting the truth about pivotal events that changed the course of her life.



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Jonathan Evison

Jonathan Evison is an American writer best known for his debut novel All About Lulu published in 2008, which won critical acclaim, including the Washington State Book Award. In 2009, Evison was awarded a Richard Buckley Fellowship from the Christopher Isherwood Foundation. A second novel, West of Here, will be released in February 2011 from Algonquin. Editor Chuck Adams (Water for Elephants, A Reliable Wife, An Arsonist's Guide to Writers Homes in New England) has called West of Here the best novel he's worked on in over four decades of publishing. In his teens, Evison was the founding member and frontman of the Seattle punk band March of Crimes, which included future members of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. Born in San Jose, California, he now lives on an island in Western Washington. Praise for All About Lulu:"All About Lulu is a stunner--viciously funny and deeply felt. " -Publishers Weekly, Starred Review"A knockout! All About Lulu is a debut worth getting excited about. " -Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times"Evison's debut novel glows with evocative details and unforgettable scenes . . .a story of sweet complexity, about the people you want to hold on to, and the ones you have to let go. -Time Out New York"With high wit and a pitch-perfect ear for the comic mundanity of everyday speech, All About Lulu earns its moments of painful, pure tenderness. At times it hits you right in the place that good music does, with a sharp, heady sweetness. " -Time Out Chicago"An auspicious debut for a writer with equal parts heart and reckless verve. " -Powell's



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