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Harry and Catherine: A Love Story (1990) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Here is that rarest and most satisfying of books: a grown-up love story. Harry and Catherine have been falling in and out of love for many years. She is divorced, determinedly raising two sons, and running a small gallery in upstate New York. He is an ex-newspaperman, a wistful drifter, now assistant to a New York senator. After a long separation, Harry is assigned to find out whether a new shopping mall in Catherine's neighborhood will desecrate an historic black cemetery. Catherine is living with another man, a contractor for the mall who finds both his financial interests and his relationship with Catherine threatened by Harry.

Original title: Harry and Catherine: A Love Story
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionRomanceContemporary
FictionGeneral FictionTies That BindDysfunctional Families

Edition #1: Harry and Catherine: A Love Story

Harry and Catherine: A Love Story (1990)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Busch's treatment of love after 40 is both sensitive and highly entertaining." Library Journal
  • "Unsuppressed emotion, painful honesty...all of it in the most lively and supple language anyone is writing today." Rosellen Brown
  • "For years Frederick Busch has been at work on one of the most impressive bodies of American fiction." Reynolds Price
  • "I think Frederick Busch is a writer of great and generous gifts, and Harry and Catherine is one more document in a growing body of plain proof of this, a record of sustained excellence that deserves, that demands, our attention." Richard Bausch
  • "Harry and Catherine is an eloquent story, lucid and vivid in its portrayal of the journey of a man and a woman toward each other, it is a kind of pilgrimage, really, penetrating and fluent in its evocation of love's rigors and its bounty. Mr. Busch's tale is bright with comedy; his sense of the ridiculous in human affairs, always just and sympathetic." Paula Fox
  • "Frederick Busch is expert on the way work feels, and the way people feel about their work. Nobody knows more than he about love and the English sentence. Harry and Catherine is a hurt joy of a book, a gritty celebration." Janet Burroway
  • "Busch has succeeded here in the task that Tolstoy set every writer: to grasp the reader by the back of the neck and force him to love life. Under the spell cast by this book, we do." Leslie Epstein
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Manifested in:

Harry and Catherine: A Love Story (October 2000)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393320763
Dimensions: 8 x 6 x D in
Pages: 290

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