Ladder Of Years

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Random House, Feb 23, 2010 - Fiction - 336 pages
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On a beach holiday,forty-year-old Cordelia Grinstead, dressed only in swimsuit and beachrobe, walks away from her family and just keeps on walking...


‘She’s changed my perception on life’ Anna Chancellor

‘One of my favourite authors ’ Liane Moriarty

‘She spins gold' Elizabeth Buchan

‘Anne Tyler has no peer’ Anita Shreve

‘My favourite writer, and the best line-and-length novelist in the world’ Nick Hornby

‘A masterly author’ Sebastian Faulks

‘Tyler is not merely good, she is wickedly good’ John Updike

‘I love Anne Tyler’ Anita Brookner

‘Her fiction has strength of vision, originality, freshness, unconquerable humour’ Eudora Welty

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Fresh, haunting, touching...but very weak ending. - Goodreads
The ending was disappointing for me. - Goodreads
Fascinating premise. - Goodreads
A plot that meanders in disappointing directions. - Goodreads
I love Ann Tyler's writing. - Goodreads
Interesting premise. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Cheryl Jane - Goodreads

Liked the premise just could not believe in it Read full review

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User Review  - Vivienne Strauss - Goodreads

read this when it first came out, recently felt the need to re-read and was not disappointed! Great story telling in every way. I'm kind of curious what differed in my feelings from reading it in my late 20s to reading it in my mid 40s. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

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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