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The Sisters from Hardscrabble Bay: Fiction
     

The Sisters from Hardscrabble Bay: Fiction

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by Beverly Jensen
 

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Published posthumously through the efforts of Beverly Jensen's many supporters, this widely acclaimed novel-in-stories offers a richly textured portrait of a bygone era. In 1916, Idella and Avis Hillock live on the edge of a chilly bluff in New Brunswick-a barren world of potato farms and lobster traps, rough men, hard work, and baffling beauty. From

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Published posthumously through the efforts of Beverly Jensen's many supporters, this widely acclaimed novel-in-stories offers a richly textured portrait of a bygone era. In 1916, Idella and Avis Hillock live on the edge of a chilly bluff in New Brunswick-a barren world of potato farms and lobster traps, rough men, hard work, and baffling beauty. From "Gone," the heartbreaking account of the crisis that changed their lives forever, through "Wake," a darkly comic saga of funeral plans gone awry, The Sisters from Hardscrabble Bay beautifully charts the trajectory of the Hillocks' divergent lives against the background of a lost slice of Americana.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143119296
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/30/2011
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
719,171
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Beverly Jensen earned an MFA in drama from Southern Methodist University. After her death in 2003, her story “Wake” was published in the New England Review, included in The Best American Short Stories 2007, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is survived by her husband, Jay Silverman, and their two children.

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Sisters from Hardscrabble Bay 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Truly enjoyed this well crafted book. Short stories that stand alone and also somehow fit together like a well crafted novel.
elagain More than 1 year ago
I am an AVID book on cd (actually IPod) reader/listener and hear 1 - 2 books a week, and I belong to a book club, and I preface this way so you know I read a LOT and hear a LOT about good books. I stumbled across this book and took a shot -- lucky me!! Terrifically interesting characters!! I cared about all of them, flaws and all! A great read!!
10000books More than 1 year ago
an engaging and delightful read, held one's interest to the final period
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finished this in hardback. Very interesting characters. A+++ job.
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Terrific book....
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TheBookFairy More than 1 year ago
The characters in this novel are multi-faceted. They aren't without flaws, but you will find something in each of them to appreciate. I didn't want to put it down! I finished it quickly and was left wanting more. Idella is such a strong character! Her life isn't always easy, but she handles it like a lady. The book is supposedly composed of short stories, but it reads like a novel. because the stories involve the same family of characters. I'm not a fan of short stories so I'm glad that it didn't read like that kind of book. I'm so sorry that Beverly Jensen passed before she saw her book in print.
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