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The Resource Good harbor : a novel, Anita Diamant

Good harbor : a novel, Anita Diamant

Label
Good harbor : a novel
Title
Good harbor
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Anita Diamant
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this novel, the author her remarkable storytelling skills and emotional insight to the lives of modern women, considering the precarious balance of marriage and career, motherhood and friendship. The seaside town of Gloucester, on Cape Ann, Massachusetts, is a place where the smell of the ocean lingers in the air. Fifty-nine-year-old Kathleen Levine, a longtime resident, is graceful, maternal, and steady, a devoted children's librarian, a convert to Judaism, the mother of two grown sons. But when she is diagnosed with breast cancer, which killed her sister fifteen years earlier, her life is thrown into turmoil. Frightened, lonesome for a woman to talk to, burdened by secrets, she meets Joyce Tabachnik and a once-in-a-lifetime friendship is born. Forty-two-year-old Joyce, restless and funny, a freelance writer with literary aspirations, has just bought a small house in Gloucester, where she hopes to write as well as vacation with her family. Like Kathleen, Joyce is at a fragile place in her life: with her twelve-year-old daughter becoming increasingly testy and distant, she's also feeling a distinct lack of connection to her husband. A mutual appreciation of books, humor, and the beauty of the natural world brings the two women together for long walks along Good Harbor beach. Slowly, they begin to share their personal histories and to realize how much they can learn from each other. Ultimately they wrestle with some startling secrets, and help each other to confront scars left by old emotional wounds. With her own trademark wisdom and humor, the author considers the nature, strength, and necessity of adult female friendship in this novel, a rich and moving book about the tragedy of loss, the insidious nature of family secrets, and, ultimately, the redemptive power of friendship
Summary
Two women are brought together by a mutual love for books, humor and nature for a once in a lifetime friendship
Theme
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
065354
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.I227
LC item number
G66 2001
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Good harbor : a novel, Anita Diamant
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
1978282
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
255 p.
Isbn
9780743225328
Lccn
2001049664
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm47996339
  • (OCoLC)47996339
Label
Good harbor : a novel, Anita Diamant
Link
Publication
Control code
1978282
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
255 p.
Isbn
9780743225328
Lccn
2001049664
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm47996339
  • (OCoLC)47996339

Library Locations

    • Fortson Public Library / HamptonBorrow it
      61 Mcdonough Street, Hampton, GA, 30228-2143, US
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      33.547657 -84.234596
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