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User Review  - papercat - LibraryThing

This novel tells the story of a young man, Barnaby Gaitlin, who’s very much the black sheep of a successful family. The Gaitlins have made a fortune in business and run a charitable foundation, while ... Read full review

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User Review  - ChazziFrazz - LibraryThing

Barnaby Gaitlin grew up in a family that was of the "old Baltimore" world, but he wasn't living in that style. Instead he was working for "Rent-a-Back" doing odd jobs for seniors who needed things ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

thanks bookcrossing for expanding my horizons - I'd never have picked this up on my own, but I'm sure glad BC caused it to come into my hands - charming, insightful, a quick read but the ideas will stay with you... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

thanks bookcrossing for expanding my horizons - I'd never have picked this up on my own, but I'm sure glad BC caused it to come into my hands - charming, insightful, a quick read but the ideas will stay with you... Read full review

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User Review  - pegmcdaniel - LibraryThing

I had this book on my bookshelf for years and just now got around to reading it. I am so glad I did!! It's a "wonderful novel," just like it says on the front cover. I didn't want to put it down. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - whirled - LibraryThing

I must say I felt Anne Tyler stretched the credibility of her protagonist a tad too far this time around. Barnaby Gaitlin's past as a petty criminal who breaks into people's houses in order to look ... Read full review

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User Review  - jayne_charles - LibraryThing

The first Anne Tyler I attempted, and I was impressed with her writing style, characterisation and occasional humour. The plot seemed to take a back seat, but I didn't mind too much as long as the ... Read full review

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User Review  - marialondon - LibraryThing

What is it about Barnaby Gaitlin? He's almost 30 (oh, that dreaded birthday!), lives in a run-down basement, is divorced, with a young daughter who he seldom sees, works at a menial job & generally ... Read full review

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User Review  - hammockqueen - LibraryThing

Wonderful characters. Kept my interest. Really love Tyler's writing. Barnaby, the black sheep, works for 'rent a back' and helps the elderly on an hourly basis. Lots of insights into older peoples' needs and a non-pretentious mans work in his simple world. Read full review

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User Review  - turtlesleap - LibraryThing

At 30, Barnaby Gaitlin has an ex-wife, a daughter with whom he has no meaningful relatinship, a juvenile criminal record, a family he can't stand to be around and a job. The job is "manual labor ... Read full review


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