The Amateur Marriage: A Novel

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Ballantine Books, 2004 - Baltimore (Md.) - 342 pages
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Spanning three generations, this story is about a mismatched marriage and its consequences. Michael and Pauline seemed like the perfect couple; young, good-looking, made for each other. The moment she walked into his mother's grocery store in Baltimore, he was smitten, and in the heat of World War II fervour, they marry in haste. Over time they discover that their different personalities and approaches to life are taking a toll on their relationship and their family.

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Anne Tyler's writing is always enjoyable to read. Love the details. This story could be many families: there's the one who drives everyone crazy, the one who attends to the details of life and is ... Read full review

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