Ladder of Years

  • by Anne Tyler
  • Narrated by Kelly Lintz
  • 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"Baltimore woman disappears during family vacation" declares the headline. Forty-year-old Delia Grinstead is last seen strolling down the Delaware shore, wearing nothing more than a bathing suit and carrying a beach tote with $500 tucked inside. To her husband and three almost-grown children, she has vanished without trace or reason. But for Delia, who feels like a tiny gnat buzzing around her family's edges, "walking away from it all" is not a premeditated act, but an impulse that will lead her into a new, exciting, and unimagined life.

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What the Critics Say

"Perhaps no one writing fiction today can so clearly evoke middle-age angst as Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Tyler.... Poignant, warm, and quirky." (Library Journal)
"A fine story of mid-life changes and newfound realizations." (Midwest Book Review)

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Customer Reviews

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My Favorite Book

Loved reading, and now listening to, this phenomenal book by the unsurpassed Anne Tyler. Outstanding!
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- Robyn Ringler, East Line Literary Arts

Great reading, good author, lackluster story

There's a lot of good parts to this story but overall what will have everyone in arms will be the conclusion of the book. Nothing is left tidy.
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- pogo-owner

Book Details

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