Good Harbor

Good Harbor

A Novel

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
Follows the growing friendship between fifty-nine-year-old Kathleen, recently diagnosed with breast cancer, and the slightly younger Joyce, increasingly distant from her teenage daughter and struggling to write a second novel.

Baker
& Taylor

From their first meeting, a friendship grows between two women who have each reached a crossroad in her life--fifty-nine-year-old Kathleen, whose sister had died of breast cancer and who has recently been diagnosed herself, and the slightly younger Joyce, increasingly distant from her teenage daughter, assessing her marriage and family, and struggling to write a second novel. 200,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
Anita Diamant's international bestseller The Red Tent brilliantly re-created the ancient world of womanhood, exploring the passions, traditions, and turmoil of a family of mothers and daughters from the Book of Genesis. In Good Harbor, she brings 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, Diamant considers the nature, strength, and necessity of adult female friendship. Good Harbor is a rich and moving book about the tragedy of loss, the insidious nature of family secrets, and, ultimately, the redemptive power

Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Scribner, c2001
ISBN: 9780743225328
0743225325
Branch Call Number: FIC Diama
Characteristics: 255 p

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Bazette Apr 24, 2017

After reading "The Red Tent" I was very disappointed in this book. Maybe if I had not read it immediately after "The Red Tent" I may have enjoyed it. I found it a bit boring

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