Celestial Navigation

  • by Anne Tyler
  • Narrated by Kelly Lintz, Marianne Fraulo, Ric Reitz, Trevor John, Ellen McQueen
  • 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Pultizer Prize-winning author of Saint Maybe and Breathing Lessons offers the beloved story of a man whose contented life in his rundown house in Baltimore is shaken to its core, after his sister moves in with him and his boarder starts bringing home babies.
Thirty-eight-year-old Jeremy Pauling has never left home. He lives on the top floor of a Baltimore row house where he creates collages of little people snipped from wrapping paper. His elderly mother putters in the rooms below, until her death. And it is then that Jeremy is forced to take in Mary Tell and her child as boarders. Mary is unaware of how much courage it takes Jaremy to look her in the eye. For Jeremy, like one of his paper creations, is fragile and easily torn - especially when he's falling in love....


What the Critics Say

"To read Anne Tyler is to fall in love". (People).


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Customer Reviews

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Love Anne Tyler But

I have read so many of Tyler's books, and this is another excellent example of character development.

However, be warned that it is perhaps the most depressing book I ever read.
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- Polly


This was a very depressing book, but maybe that was the point. I felt overwhelmed by the heaviness of Jeremy. I really adore Anne Tyler but this I did not enjoy. Why would Mary have stayed so long with that noncommunicating man! And to have six children with him and then to go off and live in squalor. The only saving grace is those children will probably end up with a nice inheritance
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- Nancy Anne Myatt

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-01-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios