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  • Deb

    READ Õ Happenstance Two Novels in One About a Marriage in Transition Happenstance Two Novels in One About a Marriage in Transition Contemplative Thought provoking Slightly depressing The first book of the year is complete I'm ecstatic and relieved This book was not what I assumed it would be I must admit I was curious and excited about reading a two sided book I thought one side is the wife flipping the book upsidebackwards we read the husb


  • Joanna

    READ Õ Happenstance Two Novels in One About a Marriage in Transition Happenstance Two Novels in One About a Marriage in TransitionThese two stories are the lives of ordinary people doing their ordinary things The husband Jack is a historian a father of two teenagers and a son to aging parents His half of the book is his inner dialogue during a week where his wife is away one of the only times she's been away in their 20 years of marriage The wife Brenda is a stay at home spouse uilter gaining recognition mother of two teenagers and only daughter of a now deceased single mother I loved reading the perspectives on a basically happy marriage and happy family that reflected the boredom and annoyance that comes with family life without any


  • Lucy

    READ Õ Happenstance Two Novels in One About a Marriage in Transition Happenstance Two Novels in One About a Marriage in TransitionThis is hard to review mainly because I really enjoyed the husband's story which I read first which had humour pathos and original and captivating scenes such as the long walk home though the snow and the sub plot of Bernie Koltz's marital woes Then I read the wife's story and found Brenda Bowman and her uilts and her 'not an actual affair and no real damage done' dalliance with Barry Ollershaw to be really tedious Odd


  • BookBagGirl

    READ Õ Happenstance Two Novels in One About a Marriage in Transition Happenstance Two Novels in One About a Marriage in TransitionCarol Shields is the Midas of the mundane On the cover of my copy Happenstance is described as “two novels in one about a marriage in transition” Indeed depending on which way you turn and open the book you will get 200 pages narrated by Jack or Brenda Bowman In the husband’s story Jack is “at home coping with domestic crises and two uncouth adolescents while immobilized by self doubt and uestioning his worth as an historian In the wife’s story Brenda “traveling alone for the first time is in a strange city grappling with an array of emotions and toying with the idea of an affair” It is hardly a tantalizing premise and spoiler alert absolutely nothing sensational happens Then why read Happenstance why claim it is exceptional Without glibness or Hobbesian gloom in the grand scheme of things human beings fortunate enough to have steady food


  • Anne

    READ Õ Happenstance Two Novels in One About a Marriage in Transition Happenstance Two Novels in One About a Marriage in Transition Happenstance is the story of five days in the life of two people Brenda who is a professional uilter and has left for a craft conference in a different city and Ja


  • Diane

    READ Õ Happenstance Two Novels in One About a Marriage in Transition Happenstance Two Novels in One About a Marriage in TransitionThis book was a delightful surprise It closely meets my criteria for an enjoyable bookmovie in being the story of basically dull people to whom nothing much happens in other words people like me who are changed by life events The book is set during one week in 1978 book was published in 1980 in a Chicago suburb In a rather hokey fashion that I liked the book is divided into two parts one related by the wife and one by the husband You read one part and then turn the book upside down and read the other part in this way you really are


  • Elizabeth Kennedy

    READ Õ Happenstance Two Novels in One About a Marriage in Transition Happenstance Two Novels in One About a Marriage in TransitionRather than reading the wife's story and then the husband's story or vice versa I read a few chapters of one and then a few chapters of the other back and forth until I reached the end I'm glad I read it this way because I enjoyed com


  • Kathryn

    READ Õ Happenstance Two Novels in One About a Marriage in Transition Happenstance Two Novels in One About a Marriage in TransitionVery odd not being able to find the edition I have but the story was a good one Read the Husband's account first and then his wife's


  • Laura

    READ Õ Happenstance Two Novels in One About a Marriage in Transition Happenstance Two Novels in One About a Marriage in TransitionThe Goodreads system ate my review and I don't have time to reconstruct it Too bad it was a good review


  • Cris

    READ Õ Happenstance Two Novels in One About a Marriage in Transition Happenstance Two Novels in One About a Marriage in TransitionBoring Passé Much ado about nothing Banal