Loading, please wait...
:

product description page

Hope Chest (Reprint) (Paperback) (Viola Shipman)

Hope Chest (Reprint) (Paperback) (Viola Shipman) - image 1 of 1

About this item

“A graceful, moving, emotionally impactful read.” —Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing in The Rain

"Saugatuck, MI, springs to life in this nostalgic, gentle story of lifelong love along with the emotional support and care that families and friends can provide. "—Library Journal

The discovery of one woman’s heirloom hope chest unveils precious memories and helps three people who have each lost a part of themselves find joy once again.

Ever since she was diagnosed with ALS, fiercely independent Mattie doesn’t feel like herself. She can’t navigate her beloved home, she can’t go for a boat ride, and she can barely even feed herself. Her devoted husband, Don, doesn’t want to imagine life without his wife of nearly fifty years, but Mattie isn’t likely to make it past their anniversary.

But when Rose, Mattie’s new caretaker, and her young daughter, Jeri, enter the couple’s life, happiness and the possibility for new memories return. Together they form a family, and Mattie is finally able to pass on her memories from the hope chest she received from her mother.

With each item—including a favorite doll, family dishes, an embroidered apron, and an antique Christmas ornament—the hope chest connects Mattie, Don and Rose to each other and helps them find hope again in the face of overwhelming life challenges.

A beautiful story about the unconditional love and support of family, The Hope Chest by Viola Shipman will remind you that hope can be found where and when you least expect it.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 323
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Author: Viola Shipman
Language: English
Street Date: February 13, 2018
TCIN: 53392428
UPC: 9781250111111
Item Number (DPCI): 248-64-4599
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
$10.99
MSRPwas $15.99
Loading, please wait...

Guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.