Earthly Possessions

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Berkley Books, Apr 15, 1986 - 223 pages
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"To read a novel by Anne Tyler is to fall in love."
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Charlotte Emory has always lived a quiet, conventional life in Clarion, Maryland. She lives as simply as possible, and one day decides to simplify everything and leave her husband. Her last trip to the bank throws Charlotte's life into an entirely different direction when a restless young man in a nylon jacket takes her hostage during the robbery--and soon the two are heading south into an unknown future, and a most unexpected fate....

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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

This is a super quick read. The fact that it was a made-for-television movie back in the 90s should tell you something: really good but without prolonged drama; couldn't make it to the big screen ... Read full review

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User Review  - moonshineandrosefire - LibraryThing

At thirty-five years old, Charlotte Emory has always lived a quiet, conventional life in Clarion, Maryland. She lives as simply as possible, but being a pastor's wife, especially when she isn't all ... Read full review

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Anne Tyler is the bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Breathing Lessons, and many other acclaimed works of fiction. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Saturday Evening Post, and Harper's. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with her husband and two children.

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