Chance Harbor (Paperback)
From the acclaimed author of Beach Plum Island and The Wishing Hill... "No one does it better than Holly Robinson.”—Susan Straight, National Book Award Finalist and Author of Between Heaven and Here
Catherine and Zoe are sisters, but even their mother, Eve, admits her daughters are nothing alike. Catherine is calm and responsible. Zoe is passionate and rebellious. Nobody is surprised when Zoe gets pregnant, drops out of college, and spirals into drug addiction.
One night Catherine gets a call from Zoe’s terrified daughter, Willow, saying her mother has abandoned her in a bus station and disappeared. Eve blames herself, while Catherine, unable to have children, is delighted to raise Willow as her own.
Now, five years later, Eve is grieving her husband’s death and making reluctant plans to sell the family’s beloved summer home on Prince Edward Island. But a series of unexpected revelations will upend the family and rock three generations of women.
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About the Author
Holly Robinson is an award-winning journalist and author of Haven Lake, Beach Plum Island, The Wishing Hill, and a memoir, The Gerbil Farmer's Daughter.
“This book has the heart, intrigue, and secrets of Shakespeare but is written with the sensual prose or our time. If you are looking for a book that surprises all the way through, this is the book for you.”—Ann W. Garvin, author of The Dog Year
“Chance Harbor is a genuine, moving portrayal of the intricacies of relationships between sisters, mothers and daughters...A truly authentic, engrossing story.”—Sonja Yoerg, author of House Broken and Middle of Somewhere
“Both heartbreaking and hopeful, Chance Harbor explores the depth of loyalty, commitment, and family bonds. . . .Beautifully written and full of real-life struggle, this is a first-class novel.”—RT Book Reviews
“Robinson specializes in emotionally potent ensemble fiction, featuring realistic characters in dramatic situations. The plot is intricate, with numerous narrators presenting their points of view, and the characters are sympathetic and realistically flawed. . .Robinson’s writing keeps getting better.”—Booklist
“A deeply moving and intense look at the lives of three generations of women...Well written, complex, and riveting.”—Open Book Society
Praise for Holly Robinson’s Novels
“[An] absorbing, big-hearted novel.”—Elizabeth Graver, author of The End of the Point
“A triumphant family saga filled with heart and hope. I couldn't put it down!”—Amy Sue Nathan, Author of The Glass Wives
“Sparkles with warmth and wit..With deeply emotional passages tempered by humor and some surprising romance, Robinson's portrayal of family members striving to forge deeper connections after self-imposed absences is compelling.”—Booklist
“[A] luminous novel of buried secrets.”—Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Is This Tomorrow