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Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler 1995

I finally read the author my ex-teacher loves so much. I was entirely hooked on the story of the woman who walks southwards along an eastern US beach and out of her family. 368 more words

Literary Fiction

The Tin Can Tree by Anne Tyler 1965

Told with almost as much dialogue as a loquacious thriller, Anne Tyler’s early novel is as perfect as the others of hers I‘ve read: Ladder of Years… 610 more words

Literary Fiction

Reading and writing round-up (6 -12 July)

I was so busy watching the men’s Wimbledon final yesterday that I didn’t get chance to read anything, let alone post on my blog. The tennis was so exciting that I could not look away, not even for a minute. 338 more words

Go Set A Watchman

The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler 2012

Vanity publisher Aaron, his publisher sister Naninda, and his oncologist wife Dorothy live in a Baltimore that has no connection to the Baltimore of rage against Freddie Gray’s police murder. 445 more words

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what i'm reading {the beginner's goodbye}

“I may be different from other people but I’m no unluckier.  I believe that.  Or I’m unluckier but no unhappier.  That is probably closer to the truth.

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Review: Anne Tyler's A Spool of Blue Thread

There is usually a reassuring feeling of familiarity when you open a book by Anne Tyler; like catching up with an old friend you haven’t seen for a while. 417 more words


One stitch closer

There have beens some challenges lately, I won’t pretend otherwise. Challenges of the heart and soul and a little unravelling of the fabric of expectations and aspirations in our family life. 486 more words