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A Summons to Memphis - Peter Taylor
A Summons to Memphis
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One of the most celebrated novels of its time, the Pulitzer Prize winner A Summons to Memphis introduces the Carver family, natives of Nashville, residents, with the exception of Phillip, of Memphis, Tennessee.During the twilight of a Sunday afternoon in March, New York book editor Phillip Carver... show more
One of the most celebrated novels of its time, the Pulitzer Prize winner A Summons to Memphis introduces the Carver family, natives of Nashville, residents, with the exception of Phillip, of Memphis, Tennessee.During the twilight of a Sunday afternoon in March, New York book editor Phillip Carver receives an urgent phone call from each of his older, unmarried sisters. They plead with Phillip to help avert their widower father's impending remarriage to a younger woman. Hesitant to get embroiled in a family drama, he reluctantly agrees to go back south, only to discover the true motivation behing his sisters' concern. While there, Phillip is forced to confront his domineering siblings, a controlling patriarch, and flood of memories from this troubled past.Peter Taylor is one of the masters of Southern literature, whose work stands in the company of Eudora Walty, James Agee, and Walker Percy. In A Summons to Memphis, he composed a richly evocative story of revenge, resolution, and redemption, and gave us a classic work of American literature.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375701177 (0375701176)
ASIN: 375701176
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 209
Edition language: English
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Kathryn Lively, Reader
Kathryn Lively, Reader rated it
5.0 A Summons to Memphis
Were this book not on my Pulitzer goal list, I likely would have read it on the recommendation of my husband, who had enjoyed it a decade prior. A Summons to Memphis is a solid definition of Southern literature - a study of characters who simultaneously deserve our sympathy and scorn, revealed to us...
Julie's Books
Julie's Books rated it
3.0 A Summons to Memphis
Reading January 2010
Beth's List Love on Booklikes
Beth's List Love on Booklikes rated it
4.0
This is a beautifully crafted book. Phillip Carver is summonned back to Memphis by his sisters after their father becomes romantically involved with a new partner following the death of their mother. From this premise unfolds a complex tale of Memphis culture and family politics. The family had move...
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