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

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Random House Publishing Group, Feb 9, 2011 - Fiction - 336 pages
530 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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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
Two stars for excellent character development. - Goodreads
As usual, the writing is wonderful. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Lucynell - Goodreads

This didn't start out very well. It seemed to me muddled and rushed, as if the author just had to have all characters sketched and laid out by the end of the first chapter. And it did seem like one of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

After being raved about on bookclub with Jennifer byrne I was really looking forward to reading this but it didn't quite live up to the expectations ... I found all the characters annoying in some way, especially Ezra who just frustrated me so much. 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

Limited preview - 1988
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About the author (2011)

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. This is her 17th novel. Her 11th, 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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