Earthly Possessions

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Berkley Books, 1984 - Fiction - 223 pages
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An early triumph from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Saint Maybe, for all her new and old fans. A simple trip to the bank throws Charlotte Emory's life in a new direction. A restless young man takes her hostage during a robbery--and soon the two are heading south into an unknown future. Copyright Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

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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

Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
19
Section 3
45
Section 4
59
Section 5
97
Section 6
221
Section 7
223
Section 8
224
Section 9
225
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About the author (1984)

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 25, 1941. She graduated from Duke University at the age of 19 and completed graduate work in Russian studies at Columbia University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian and bibliographer. Her first novel, If Morning Ever Comes, was published in 1964. Her other works include Saint Maybe, Back When We Were Grownups, Digging to America, Noah's Compass, The Beginner's Goodbye, A Spool of Blue Thread, and Vinegar Girl. She has won several awards including the PEN Faulkner Award in 1983 for Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, the 1985 National Book Critics Circle Award for The Accidental Tourist, and the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Breathing Lessons. The Accidental Tourist was adapted into a 1988 movie starring William Hurt and Geena Davis.

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