Through every family run memories that bind it together - despite everything. The Tulls of Baltimore are no exception. Abandoned by her salesman husband, Pearl is left to bring up her three children alone - Cody, a flawed devil; Ezra, a flawed saint; and Jenny, errant and passionate. Now as Pearl lies dying, stiffly encased in her pride and solitude, the past is unlocked and with it, secrets.
A classic novel from one of America's greatest living novelists, now available as an audiobook.
©1982 Anne Tyler (P)2014 Audible, Inc., 2014. Published in the UK by Random House Audiobooks
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"Tyler's own favourite"
Brilliant novel well read and characterised.
None of the characters were drawn as simplistically black or white, from motivations to action. I listened to the book and went from liking to disliking each person in turns. Ultimately, I finished the book and felt it was well rounded. Tyler's writing was perceptive and powerful.
Suzanne characterised the children and Pearl so well.
The book was very touching and the ending was unexpected but not contrived.
Tyler's best novel.
"I couldn't put up with the narrator"
I was looking forward to this story but found the narrator's voice too annoying to stick it out. Maybe I will buy the book?
I had nearly finished this audio book, when it cut off, saying that there'd been a failure in downloading the book. Even though I followed the instructions, I couldn't redownload it and I'm left feeling miffed.
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