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Happenstance Two Novels in One About a Marriage in Transition

These two uniue novels tell the stories of Jack and Brenda Bowman during a rare week apart in their many years of marriage Jack is at home coping with domestic crises and two uncouth adolescents while immobil. These 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 fami

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D insightful yet never sentimental Happenstance is a profound portrait of a marriage and the differences between the sexes that bring life and a sense of isolation into even the most loving of relationshi. Very 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

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Ized by self doubt and uestioning his worth as a historian Brenda travelling alone for the first time is in a strange city grappling with an array of emotions and toying with the idea of an affair Intimate an. 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 Jack her husband a historian who is now alone with their two children for the first timeOriginally these two parts were published separately but I read a version that combined the two I decided to read the husband s story first In spite of darker elements this part was a warm bath just a wonderful place to spend time in because of the family dynamic The wife s story was taking place in her mind her isolation from her family for


10 thoughts on “Happenstance Two Novels in One About a Marriage in Transition

  1. says:

    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 husband is pretty clever Why not? T

  2. says:

    These 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

  3. says:

    This 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

  4. says:

    Carol 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 dome

  5. says:

    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 d

  6. says:

    This book was a delightful surprise It closely meets my criteria for an enjoyable bookmovie in being the story of basically dull people to who

  7. says:

    Rather 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 comparing w

  8. says:

    Very odd not being able to find the edition I have but the story was a good one Read the Husband's account first

  9. says:

    The Goodreads system ate my review and I don't have time to reconstruct it Too bad it was a good review

  10. says:

    Boring Passé Much ado about nothing Banal

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