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User Review  - ImperfectCJ - LibraryThing

I enjoy Anne Tyler's novels. They always seem to deal with the lessons we learn through the rather mundane events of which our lives are assembled. At the end of Noah's Compass, I felt conflicted ... Read full review

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User Review  - ChristineEllei - LibraryThing

Liam Pennywell is a 60 year old teacher who has just been fired from his current teaching position. Subsequently has just moved into a small, modest apartment and on his first night there suffers a ... Read full review

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User Review  - tami.jeanne - LibraryThing

This is my second Anne Tyler book, the first being Ladder of Years. "A simple, straight-ahead story...", my sentiments exactly. In the Conversation with Anne Tyler at the back of the book, Anne is ... Read full review

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User Review  - hemlokgang - LibraryThing

A nice, quiet Anne Tyler novel. An unprepossessing man struggles to makes sense of his life and winds up working in a preschool. Starting over? A quiet, pleasant read. Read full review

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User Review  - ellenflorman - LibraryThing

I usually enjoy Anne Tyler's work, but I found I liked this less than her other books. I imagine the slow pace and general drabness is a mirror of the main character Liam Pennywell. Read full review

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User Review  - adrianburke - LibraryThing

I enjoyed it though the part concerning Liam's first wife does not quite work and I got a bit confused over all his relationships. I am not sure about the ending which came suddenly - can Tyler not do ... Read full review

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User Review  - mahallett - LibraryThing

liam seemed like a really annoying guy to me. his favorite conversational gambit seemed to be whaaat? everyone in the book seemed annoying. is this realism? the story was kind of interesting . a lot of people seemed to have liked it. maybe they're all annoying? Read full review

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User Review  - tututhefirst - LibraryThing

I finally finished one of Anne Tyler's books. This one really took a long time to get going, and it was certainly a depressing tome. It is the story of Liam Penneywell, a 61 high school teacher, who ... Read full review

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User Review  - gayla.bassham - LibraryThing

Not Tyler's best book, but still a pleasant read. Nothing surprising in it--pretty much exactly what I expected when I opened the book. Read full review

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User Review  - picardyrose - LibraryThing

I liked her presentation of melancholy as a gentle companion. Read full review


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