Time and Chance

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Tom Doherty Associates, Jul 5, 2011 - Fiction - 400 pages
2 Reviews

A classic novel from the bestselling author of Moloka'i and Honolulu

Before Alan Brennert became a bestselling author of historical novels, he wrote this lyrical fantasy in the vein of The Time Traveler's Wife. Part love story, part deeply affecting character study, it is a literary tour de force chronicling the parallel lives of two men who were once the same man--until, as the poet Robert Frost wrote, "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood/And sorry I could not travel both/And be one traveler..."

Thirteen years ago, Richard Cochrane left his small New England town to pursue his dreams of an acting career. But on some other level of reality there is also a Rick Cochrane, who chose instead to set aside his dreams, marry the woman he loved, and raise a family. Today, neither man is happy with the choice he made--but as their lives, once separated by time and chance, now draw closer together, Richard and Rick are offered another a last chance to discover "the road not taken."

Time and Chance displays the same vivid sense of time and place--and the vibrant, memorable characters drawn with compassion, warmth, and humor--that have made the author's historical novels national bestsellers and reading group favorites.


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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

I expect to enjoy this even more than I did Moloka'i. -------------finally read it. In one day. It is that good. Of course it's more like Time and Again or even The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr ... Read full review

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User Review  - ken1952 - LibraryThing

Totally fascinating novel about an actor who discovers he has an other self living a different life in the small town where he grew up. Richard and Rick change places and live the lives they regret ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
26
Section 3
41
Section 4
62
Section 5
104
Section 6
126
Section 7
133
Section 8
151
Section 10
205
Section 11
256
Section 12
285
Section 13
316
Section 14
375
Section 15
391
Section 16
395
Section 17
397

Section 9
179

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About the author (2011)

Alan Brennert is the author of Honolulu and Moloka'i, which was a 2006-2007 BookSense Reading Group Pick and won the 2006 Bookies Award, sponsored by the Contra Costa Library, for the Book Club Book of the Year. In addition to novels, he has written short stories, teleplays, screenplays, and the libretto of a stage musical, Weird Romance. He won an Emmy Award and a People's Choice Award for his work as a writer-producer on the television series L.A. Law, and he has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award and for the Writers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Teleplay of the Year. His story "MaQui" won a Nebula Award. He lives in Sherman Oaks, California, but his heart is in Hawai'i.

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