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Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant - Anne Tyler
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant
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“Beautiful . . . funny, heart-hammering, wise . . . superb entertainment.” –The New York Times“A book that should join those few that every literate person will have to read.”–The Boston GlobePearl Tull is nearing the end of her life but not of her memory. It was a Sunday night in 1944 when her... show more
“Beautiful . . . funny, heart-hammering, wise . . . superb entertainment.” –The New York Times“A book that should join those few that every literate person will have to read.”–The Boston GlobePearl Tull is nearing the end of her life but not of her memory. It was a Sunday night in 1944 when her husband left the little row house on Baltimore’s Calvert Street, abandoning Pearl to raise their three children alone: Jenny, high-spirited and determined, nurturing to strangers but distant to those she loves; the older son, Cody, a wild and incorrigible youth possessed by the lure of power and money; and sweet, clumsy Ezra, Pearl’s favorite, who never stops yearning for the perfect family that could never be his own.Now Pearl and her three grown children have gathered together again–with anger, hope, and a beautiful, harsh, and dazzling story to tell.“A novelist who knows what a proper story is . . . [Tyler is] not only a good and artful writer, but a wise one as well.”–Newsweek“Anne Tyler is surely one of the most satisfying novelists working in America today.”–Chicago Tribune“In her ninth novel she has arrived at a new level of power.”–John Updike, The New Yorker“Marvelous, astringent, hilarious, [and] strewn with the banana peels of love.”–Cosmopolitan
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780449911594 (0449911594)
ASIN: 449911594
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 303
Edition language: English
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Rough Draft Hero
Rough Draft Hero rated it
3.0 Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant
Kind of dragged at the end.
As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves
As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves rated it
4.0 Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
I started out writing that I thought Anne Tyler was an under-appreciated writer, and then I remember that she won a Pulitzer, so perhaps that's not exactly the correct term. I think people don't realize the skill it takes to write her novels. While I haven't read all her work, the common thread, f...
Mellkoh
Mellkoh rated it
4.0 Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant
You know, you can choose your friends, but you cannot choose your family. So much of what we become in life is rooted to what we experienced growing up and our immediate family (genetics included). Our thoughts, actions, knee-jerk reactions, fears and general opinions in life are shaped by those t...
Bettie's Books
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0.0 Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant
Tyler is not an author I particularly enjoy, however if you want to grab this it is available here
KatieC
KatieC rated it
5.0 Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
These are the most multi-dimensional, fleshed out characters I've read about in just about forever. By turns I hated the characters, then felt sorry for them, then felt proud of them...and, at the end, was crushed by the circumstances that informed their entire lives. They are all so....human. And v...
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