Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Feb 9, 2011 - Fiction - 336 pages
558 Reviews
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Anne Tyler's The Beginner's Goodbye.

"A book that should join those few that every literate person will have to read."
--THE BOSTON GLOBE

Pearl Tull is nearing the end of her life but not her memory. Ever since 1944 when her husband left her, she has raised her three very different children on her own. Now grown, they have gathered together--with anger, with hope, and with a beautiful, harsh, and dazzling story to tell....
  

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The character development is perfect. - Goodreads
an insight into a very dysfunctional family. - Goodreads
Anne Tyler is a wonderful writer. - Goodreads
Ending was disappointing. - Goodreads
This novel is driven by character and plot. - Goodreads
It's hard to read a book with no likable characters. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Deb - Goodreads

After reading two of Anne Tyler's books, I'm noticing a pattern here......plot definitely takes a back seat to character development. However, as opposed to the first Tyler book I read, the characters ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jennifer Rolfe - Goodreads

This book was discussed on Jennifer Byrne's bookclub on ABC TV and it has been on my 'to read'list since then. Why did I wait so long? She is a good writer. Her characters were so alive. So raw. It is ... Read full review

Contents

Teaching the Cat to Yawn
35
3
63
4
112
The Country Cook
131
Beaches on the Moon
167
7
187
8
215
9
257
10
279
A Readers Guide
304
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The Senses of Preaching

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About the author (2011)

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. A previous novel, Breathing Lessons, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. A member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, she lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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