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Thanks, put it on the list !
I may be going through some kind of revelation about aging. Perhaps all my flashbacks about childhood are tied to missing of my youth--unblemished and without the hard edges that I acquired with age. I keep working on softening those edges. Some days they are simply how I survived.
I just put a hold on it at the library. There are about 300 people ahead of me or I could get the audiobook with only 5 people ahead of me. :-)
Love Anne Tyler. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant is one of my favorite books ever. It's a master class on writing and characterization and storytelling. I might be in the exact place to read this new one. Yes, aging isn't easy.
Sometimes Ann Tyler bores me, but this one sounds intriguing. I did love Ladder of Years, too -- the one where the woman leaves her family and starts a new life in a neighboring town. That one cracks me up.
I'll be interested to hear what you think of it when you come to the end. I had some problems with this book, and I love a lot of Anne Tyler's stuff. (Particularly her older books.)
I read that a couple of months ago. it left me a little disappointed for some reason.
Tell me, sweeties. Tell me what you think.