Results 1-10 of 27

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - pegmcdaniel - LibraryThing

Anne Tyler is one of my favorite authors. Her novels are always well-written and once again, she takes ordinary people and places them in ordinary situations, many of which (both the people and the ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Unmemorable and very quick, imo. I mean, she's a good writer who creates interesting characters, but when I put this down I was ready to move on. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - laytonwoman3rd - LibraryThing

"In the sixty-first year of his life, Liam Pennywell lost his job." Well, now, you can't get much more timely than this. I'm a bit older than Liam, and so was my husband when the same thing happened ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - AmberMcWilliams - LibraryThing

Tyler's usual clear, direct storytelling style works well for this slight tale of an older man coming to terms with his age after an intruder gives him temporary amnesia. Very readable; some lovely ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Unmemorable and very quick, imo. I mean, she's a good writer who creates interesting characters, but when I put this down I was ready to move on. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - idyll - LibraryThing

I always like Tyler. I thought this one needed some tightening though. It's a tough theme and I thought it had more potential. Some real loose ends and wasted opportunities. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - lindap69 - LibraryThing

Tyler is a master at taking the most ordinary of people and their lives and using them to explore the human condition. She is another of my most favorite always authors. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - BobNolin - LibraryThing

Twenty years ago, I read nearly every book Tyler wrote. The last one I read was "Saint Maybe," which I found flat and rather boring. Her books seemed to follow a sort of pattern: quirky main character ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - debnance - LibraryThing

I almost decided I didn't want to finish it. I agreed to be part of a bookray for this book. I was a fourth of the way into the story and I wasn't interested at all. I didn't care about the characters ... Read full review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Amazing how Tyler can write about human life and make a meaningful book in such an understated way. As in the past her characters are like people you might know. Divorced Liam Pennywell, age 60, divorces and unemployed is the character Tyler lets us know so much about. He's not forceful, he's basically a vegetarian who struggles with his relationship with daughters, his ex-wife, and a girlfriend who he finds out is married.  


User ratings

5 stars
7
4 stars
27
3 stars
13
2 stars
5
1 star
1

4 stars - 27
3 stars - 13
1 star - 1


Kirkus - 1