Good harbor : a novel /

by Diamant, Anita.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Scribner, c2001Description: 255 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0743225325 :.Title notes: $25.00 10-2001Subject(s): Breast -- Cancer -- Patients -- Fiction | Jewish women -- Fiction | Cape Ann (Mass.) -- Fiction | Religious fiction | Suspense fiction
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The author of the phenomenal bestseller The Red Tent again delves into the secret lives of women, with a contemporary novel set in Massachusetts that reaffirms her gifts as a natural and resonant storyteller.

$25.00 10-2001

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Library Journal Review

Linda Emond's performance helps to enliven the second offering by the author of the best-selling biblical epic The Red Tent. This novel, far narrower in scope than Diamant's first, focuses on two women: Kathleen Levine, a 59-year-old children's librarian undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer, and Joyce Tabachnik, a 42-year-old journalist and romance novelist struggling to cope with a workaholic spouse and their increasingly impertinent 12-year-old daughter. Kathleen is a longtime resident of Cape Ann, MA, while Joyce and her husband have just purchased a summer home there. The two women meet one night after synagogue and immediately hit it off. While taking long walks along Good Harbor beach, the two gradually share their personal histories, developing a deep friendship that helps them cope with their domestic problems. Diamant's smooth prose, well-drawn characters, and vivid descriptions of Cape Ann help to compensate for the novel's slow-moving, minimal plot. A solid choice for large fiction collections.DBeth Farrell, Portage Cty. Dist. Lib., OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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