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Publisher's Summary

Maggie and Ira Moran have been married for 28 years... and it shows: in their quarrels, in their routines, in their ability to tolerate with affection each other's eccentricities. Maggie, a kooky, lovable meddler and an irrepressible optimist, wants nothing more than to fix her son's broken marriage. Ira is infuriatingly practical, a man "who should have married Ann Landers". And what begins as a day trip to a funeral becomes an adventure in the unexpected.
As Maggie and Ira navigate the riotous twists and turns, they intersect with an assorted cast of eccentrics - and rediscover the magic of the road called life and the joy of having somebody next to you to share the ride - bumps and all.
©2005 Anne Tyler (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

“A wonderful novel, glowing with the insight and compassion of an artist’s touch.” (The Boston Globe)
“More powerful and moving than anything she has done." (Los Angeles Times)
"Superb fiction. It shows us how to live." (Newsday)
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By Rita on 05-01-13

Narration spoiled it for me

Anne Tyler's work is delicate and subtle. Suzanne Toren's narration was so un-subtle it totally destroyed the book. It made the situations and the characters seem absolutely inane. A much better narrator of Anne Tyler's work is Elisabeth Rodgers, whose performance of Earthly Possessions is nuanced, at times ironic. I have been a very active Audible listener for many years, and I can remember only one other book I was unable to finish because of the narrator.

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By Jason Wilford Neville on 08-04-16

sometimes less is more

As a character portrait, it was okay. Should've been a short story, not a novel.

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