When Kathleen meets Joyce, each has come to a turning point in her life. Kathleen, whose sister died of breast cancer fifteen years earlier, has just ... Show synopsis When Kathleen meets Joyce, each has come to a turning point in her life. Kathleen, whose sister died of breast cancer fifteen years earlier, has just been diagnosed herself and finds her world abruptly thrown into terrifying turmoil. While Joyce, increasingly distant from her awkward adolescent daughter, is taking stock of her marriage and family and struggling to get to grips with a burgeoning career as a novelist. Neither realizes that this chance meeting will result in a life-altering friendship. A mutual appreciation of books initially brings the women together and they rapidly fall into the comfortable routine of taking long walks along Good Harbor beach. Piece by piece, they begin to share their personal histories and to acknowledge how much they can learn from each other. But long-hidden secrets are often difficult to reveal and only after some painful soul-searching do they each come to terms with the fact that sharing those startling secrets can in some way help them confront their emotional scars. With her trademark wisdom and humour, Anita Diamant explores the lives of modern women who have to manage the precarious balance of marriage and career, motherhood and companionship. Good Harbor is a rich and moving novel about the tragedy of loss, the insidious nature of family secrets and, ultimately, the redemptive power of friendship.