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I believe I have read or listen to everything Anne Tyler has ever written. This book presents a few of her best and most often portrayed characters- the naive, slightly ditsy woman, the errant child and the place that is more a character than a setting.
I loved this story and the people in it. Maybe it's time I started over and read them all again!
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It has been years since I have read a book written by Anne Tyler and this is the first one of her books that I have listened to as a recording. What a treat. Kimberly Farr's narration was excellent and added to the positive experience of the novel. I thought the timing and the general tone were perfect. Farr was able to capture the quirkiness and wistfulness of the story and characters beautifully.
Thoughtful, heartbreaking, funny, multidimensional and insightful--the book is beautifully written. I just love the way Tyler describes each scene and paints the picture of the story--filling the book with rich color and detail. The dialogue and family interaction feels real to me and is engaging. All of these elements meld together and make for a wonderful novel. Worth the time spent listening and recommended if you enjoy a quirky multigenerational family saga.
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