The Clock Winder

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Random House, Apr 10, 2012 - Fiction - 256 pages
47 Reviews

By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amateur Marriage.

Having sacked her handyman, newly-widowed Mrs Emerson finds a replacement in Elizabeth, a lanky, awkward girl. The Emersons - there are seven grown-up children - have a reputation for craziness and Elizabeth finds herself drawn into their disorderly lives against her will. But in the end it is hard to tell whether she is a victim of the needy Emersons, or the de facto ruler of the family.

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Anne Tyler is a magical writer. - Goodreads
The plot jumped around a bit and was hard to follow. - Goodreads
Her writing is magical and her characters come alive. - Goodreads
I like the characters and the simple plot. - Goodreads
She is a master of characterization. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jade Herrera - Goodreads

Better than Noah's Compass. I like the characters and the simple plot. Read full review

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User Review  - Bonnie Walker - Goodreads

I loved this book. Elizabeth is a handyman who works for an older lady in Roland Park. She falls in love with her son. All of the characters are quirky, of course, and memorable. I gave this book to ... 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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