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Publisher Description

A world of possibilities opens up for Joy Harkness when she sets out on a journey that's going to show her the importance of friendship, love, and what makes a house a home

Coming-of-age can happen at any age. Joy Harkness had built a university career and a safe life in New York, protected and insulated from the intrusions and involvements of other people. When offered a position at Amherst College, she impulsively leaves the city, and along with generations of material belongings, she packs her equally heavy emotional baggage. A tumbledown Victorian house proves an unlikely choice for a woman whose family heirlooms have been boxed away for years. Nevertheless, this white elephant becomes the home that changes Joy forever. As the restoration begins to take shape, so does her outlook on life, and the choices she makes over paint chips, wallpaper samples, and floorboards are reflected in her connection to the co-workers who become friends and friendships that deepen. A brilliant, quirky, town fixture of a handyman guides the renovation of the house and sparks Joy's interest to encourage his personal and professional growth. Amid the half-wanted attention of the campus's single, middle-aged men, known as "the Coyotes,"and the legitimate dramas of her close-knit community, Joy learns that the key to the affection of family and friends is being worthy of it, and most important, that second chances are waiting to be discovered within us all.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2010
March 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Henry Holt and Co.
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
848.6
KB

Customer Reviews

Sophie anne ,

Season of Second Chances

A heartwarming story about discovery and acceptance in life. Character development strong and writing is fluid. Some parts of the plot are a bit too contrived and unrealistic, but it is fiction after all. All in all a pleasant read that leaves reader with a warm feeling when finished. If you are looking for a light story about life's twists and turns, then this is for you.

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