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Morgan Gower works at Cullen's hardware store in north Baltimore. He has seven daughters and a warmhearted wife, but as he journeys into the gray area of middle age, he finds his household growing tedious. Then Morgan meets two lovely young newlyweds under some rather extreme circumstances - and all three discover that no one's heart is safe....

©1980 Anne Tyler Modarressi (P)2011 Audible Ltd

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"An almost flawless story of love...Morgan emerges as a true hero." (Los Angeles Times)

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  • Gillian
  • 04-14-15

I loved this.

I find it hard to define what it is about Anne Tyler's prose I find so compelling, it's sparseness perhaps, the matter of fact way she has of describing a thing, a person, like so much contemporary American literature but, at the same time, unique to her. I loved this book, loved Emily, Morgan and love Anne Tyler.

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