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User Review  - Roseredlee - LibraryThing

I begin each new Tyler novel with trepidation - can she still work the magic? The answer here is a resounding yes. Featuring another of her characters who has buried their emotions to avoid hurt, the ... Read full review

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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User Review  - phoebesmum - LibraryThing

I don’t believe that Anne Tyler is capable of writing a bad book, but some I like more than others and, unfortunately, this isn’t one of those. It’s the story of a man with very little to live for: a ... Read full review

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User Review  - crazy4reading - LibraryThing

Noah's Compass is the story of a man Liam who is forced out of his job do to downsizing. He moves into his new place and is attacked. He doesn't remember anything about the attack. He goes to sleep ... Read full review

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User Review  - mathrocks - LibraryThing

Liam Pennywell has been fired from his job, and decides to downsize his life, essentially retiring early. Moving into a new apartment, he is attacked by a burglar, and then in the following weeks he ... Read full review

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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.  


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