Harriet Beamer Takes the BusLarge Print - 2012
Recent widow Harriet Beamer insists she's getting along fine with her dog Humphrey in Philadelphia #8230; until she falls for the fourth time, injuring her ankle, and causing her son and daughter-in-law to insist that she move in with them. With her ankle -- and her heart -- broken, Harriet feels she has no choice. She begins packing her huge salt-and-pepper collection and prepares to move to California -- away from the only life she's ever known.
The catch? Harriet's a bit if a firebrand, and if she has to move, she's going to do it her way. Harriet is going to travel cross-country, but there's nothing about this trip that will be conventional!
In Joyce Magnin's quirky, heartwarming and hilarious novel, the reader rides with Harriet by train, metro bus, ferry, and motorcycle. Along the way, Harriet discovers that although her family thinks it's time for her to be put out to pasture -- God may have a different plan.