9 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list!"A novel that attests once again to Ms. Tyler's enormous gifts as a writer."--THE NEW YORK TIMES "Captivating . . . . Compelling . . . . There is a kind of magic at work in this novel."--THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD In 1965, the happy Bedloe family... show more
9 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list!"A novel that attests once again to Ms. Tyler's enormous gifts as a writer."--THE NEW YORK TIMES "Captivating . . . . Compelling . . . . There is a kind of magic at work in this novel."--THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD In 1965, the happy Bedloe family is living an ideal, apple-pie existence in Baltimore. Then, in the blink of an eye, a single tragic event occurs that will transform their lives forever--particularly that of seventeen-year-old Ian Bedloe, the youngest son, who blames himself for the sudden "accidental" death of his older brother.Depressed and depleted, Ian is almost crushed under the weight of an unbearable, secret guilt. Then one crisp January evening, he catches sight of a window with glowing yellow neon, the CHURCH OF THE SECOND CHANCE. He enters and soon discovers that forgiveness must be earned, through a bit of sacrifice and a lot of love...A New York Times Notable Book
Publish date: August 27th 1996
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 337
Edition language: English
Anne Tyler is quickly becoming one of my all-time favourite authors. She has an incredible knack for capturing the seemingly mundane lives of average people and making them interesting, mainly because she taps the main characters psyche in such a way that the "sap" comes running out.In this particu...
Poignant, good-humoured and full of the quirky details that make up everyday life, Saint Maybe is vintage Anne Tyler. It's the story of Ian, a young man who feels he is responsible for his brother's suicide and spends the rest of his life trying to atone for what he has done, in the process giving u...
There is a special category of movie in India, called "Family Film": these deal entirely with matters inside a big "joint" family (where all the siblings live together with their parents in their ancestral home, either matrilineal or patrilineal). In the first quarter of the movie, something will h...
Anne Tyler is always a pleasure to read. I like her style of writing and she creates such realistic and likeable characters - no evil villains, just ordinary people dealing with challenges in life. The protagonist in Saint Maybe is high school senior, Ian Bedloe, who makes the mistake of telling h...
Review of 'Saint Maybe' and 'Stigmata'There were clues in the titles, I realise retrospectively, that these were both books about God: ‘Saint’ in one, ‘Stigmata’ in the other…a complete coincidence that I read them back to back.But what different takes – well, they would be different, wouldn’t they?...
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