Harry and Catherine: A Love Story

Frederick Busch


Harry and Catherine: A Love Story

Harry and Catherine: A Love Story

  • Title: Harry and Catherine: A Love Story
  • Author: Frederick Busch
  • ISBN: 9780393320763
  • Page: 321
  • Format: Paperback



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 findHere 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 With penetrating acuity and generosity of spirit, one of our finest writers brings us what David Bradley calls a book people will love and be proud of loving Unsuppressed emotion, painful honesty all of it in the most lively and supple language anyone is writing today Rosellen Brown


Recent Comments "Harry and Catherine: A Love Story"

I stuck with this book, enjoying the writing and at times the story, but had to force myself to finish it. Then. The ending. What? I had to read the book club discussion questions to be sure I had inferred the right thing. And realized that after 300+ pages I loved her dog but didn't understand her at all.

Okay, unusual charactersSome books can stand the test of time, but Harry and Catherine, published in 1990, has a dated feel about it and that made the story less believable from a 2013 point of view.Harry, Catherine and Carter, members of this grown-up love triangle, are only in their early forties, hardly old by today’s standards.I found it difficult to like Catherine, who was busy trying to show how she could handle the cold upstate NY winters on her own. And something prevented me from unde [...]

I am not very good at writing reviews so forgive me if this is less than helpful. I very much enjoyed Harry and Catherine. There were some lovely passages describing the way things sounded and looked. There was a passage about the sound Catherine's dog makes coming downstairs which was lovely. I also loved how Busch writes about Catherine's relationship with her children and her strength, how formidable she seems to others.For me the plot that centered around Harry's upstate investigations becam [...]

I so wanted to love this book. I so badly wanted it to be a kind of literary Nora Ephron - grown ups falling in love with perfectly tuned banter and beautiful moments. No. Instead it had awkward dialogue, so awkward at times I wondered if this author actually even knew English? It was as though he was trying to communicate something from his head to mine, with a piece missing. Also, nothing was happening? NOTHING. I tried. I really did. I quit at page 110. Usually for a book this good, I give it [...]

I'm not sure why I ever started reading this book, maybe I came across an excerpt or something that tricked me into thinking it would be interesting enough to read. Just couldn't seem to care enough about the characters. I started it 2 years ago and still haven't finished so I finally decided to return it to the shelf. Every once in a blue moon I might recall that I was reading it and wonder whatever happened but I don't care enough to find out.

This book can be likened to the experience of snagging a diseased fish and hauling it onto shore and watching is wallow about. There is some initial promise when you first hook the fish, before you know it is diseased, but then disappointment as it flounders there with nothing more to offer as this book did for the last 200 pages.

I am on a Frederick Busch kick lately. I like this one enough - it's not as 'lonely' as some of his other books like 'North' and 'Girls'. The most interesting aspect of this one is the triangle relationship - i think seeing how men act with each other when a common woman is involved is extremely intriguing.

A love triangle plays out in upstate New York as a congressional staffer competes with a paving contractor for the affections of an independent-minded divorcee and her two sons. Sensitive (to an extreme) and laden with precise physical detail, but too touchy-feely and elliptical for my taste.

I loved this book. I have no idea why now, but I read it my senior year of high school and it's stuck in my head ever since.


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