Searching for Caleb

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Ivy Books, 1993 - Fiction - 328 pages
7 Reviews
"Magic and true, dazzling and wise...It has an astounding confidence, depth and range...A wonderful, wonderful novel."
THE BOSTON GLOBE
Duncan Peck has a fascination for randomness and is always taking his family on the move. His wife, Justine, is a fortune teller who can't remember the past. Her grandfather, Daniel, longs to find the brother who walked out of his life in 1912, with nothing more than a fiddle in his hand. All three are taking journeys that lead back to the family's deepest roots...to a place where rebellion and acceptance have the haunting power to merge into one....

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User Review  - Charles M. - Goodreads

Anne Tyler's books are generally disappointing as their plots hold much promise...this is no different. This tale is about a brother in search of a long lost sibling. The plot gets there during last 50 pages! Read full review

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User Review  - Susan Van ling - Goodreads

I read his book over a period of weeks and as the story meandered in tone I wished I had chosen it as a holiday read. This would have enabled me to have enjoyed it more as I felt bored on occasion ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
15
Section 2
51
Section 3
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About the author (1993)

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on October 25, 1941. She graduated from Duke University at the age of 19 and completed graduate work in Russian studies at Columbia University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian and bibliographer. Her first novel, If Morning Ever Comes, was published in 1964. Her other works include Saint Maybe, Back When We Were Grownups, Digging to America, Noah's Compass, The Beginner's Goodbye, and A Spool of Blue Thread. She has won several awards including the PEN Faulkner Award in 1983 for Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, the 1985 National Book Critics Circle Award for The Accidental Tourist, and the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Breathing Lessons. The Accidental Tourist was adapted into a 1988 movie starring William Hurt and Geena Davis. In 2015, her novel A Spool of Blue Thread became listed on the New York Times bestseller list.

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