Celestial Navigation

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Random House, Apr 10, 2012 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Jeremy is a child-like, painfully shy batchelor who has never left home. He lives on the third floor of his mother's boarding house and spends his days cutting up coloured paper to make mosaic sculptures - until the day his mother dies and the beautiful Mary Tell arrives to turn his world upside down.

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amateur Marriage and Digging to America.

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I love Anne Tyler's writing. - Goodreads
... the ending left me a bit deflated. - Goodreads
Anne Tyler has a writing style like no other. - Goodreads

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User Review  - whirled - LibraryThing

Having grown accustomed to the jaunty humour of Anne Tyler's later novels, what was most striking about Celestial Navigation was its pervasive sense of sadness. As a character study of child-like ... Read full review

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I wonder, when Anne Tyler wrote this book 40 years ago, she knew meant for her main character to be so clearly Autistic, and not just one of her typical sad-sack loser males? I think the book would ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Breathing Lessons and many other bestselling novels, including The Accidental Tourist, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Saint Maybe, Ladder of Years, A Patchwork Planet, Back When We Were Grownups, The Amateur Marriage, Digging to America and The Beginner's Goodbye. In 1994 she was nominated by Roddy Doyle and Nick Hornby as 'the greatest novelist writing in English' and she has recently received the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence, which recognises a lifetime's achievement in books.

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