"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.
"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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Another interesting, dysfunctional, family
- Mary E. Mcgibbon
Enjoyed it again!
Yes I can relate to many of Anne Tyler's books.
I think Anne Tyler puts down on paper what many of us experience in our family relationships.
I enjoyed the tone of her voice, the speed at which she read the story and the personalities she gave to the characters.
For Better or for Worse
- Gregory L Mousseau