A Slipping-Down Life

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Random House Publishing Group, Jan 5, 2011 - Fiction - 192 pages
23 Reviews
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Anne Tyler's The Beginner's Goodbye.

"Without Anne Tyler, American fiction would be an immeasurably bleaker place."

Evie Decker is a shy, slightly plump teenager, lonely and silent. But her quiet life is shattered when she hears the voice of Drumstrings Casey on the radio and becomes instantly attracted to him. She manages to meet him, bursting out of her lonely shell--and into the attentive gaze of the intangible man who becomes all too real....

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Review: A Slipping-Down Life

User Review  - Alora - Goodreads

Don't waste your time. The book has no plot and the characters have no personalities. It is depressing and the ending is depressing. One of the most pointless books I've ever read. The only reason I finished it was for my book discussion. Read full review

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User Review  - Diane - Goodreads

I am a big Anne Tyler fan, but this was one book I could not get into. I didn't like most of the characters and could not sympathize with them. The plot was weak and the story went on and on. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis in 1941 but grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated at nineteen from Duke University and went on to do graduate work in Russian studies at Columbia University. Tyler’s eleventh novel, Breathing Lessons, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. She is a member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. She lives in Baltimore.

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