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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User Review  - Ivan - Goodreads

FIRST LINE REVIEW: "My brother Jeremy is a thirty-eight-year-old bachelor who never did leave home." Never. Never ever... And that sets the stage for an achingly beautifully and typically quirky, very ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ron - Goodreads

It is about the difficulty of open emotional communication, the intensity of artistic inspiration, the isolation of an artistic and autistic savant, and the resilience and indefatigability of a woman ... 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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