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Publisher Description

THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER

SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2015

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‘It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon…’

This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she and Red fell in love that summer’s day in 1959. The whole family on the porch, half-listening as their mother tells the same tale they have heard so many times before.

From that porch we spool back through the generations, witnessing the events, secrets and unguarded moments that have come to define the family. From Red’s father and mother, newly arrived in Baltimore in the 1920s, to Abby and Red’s grandchildren carrying the family legacy boisterously into the twenty-first century – four generations of Whitshanks, their lives unfolding in and around the sprawling, lovingly worn Baltimore house that has always been their home…

'One of my favourite authors' Liane Moriarty

'She spins gold' Elizabeth Buchan

'Anne Tyler has no peer' Anita Shreve

'Anne Tyler is one of my favourite writers and this is a delicious book' Rachel Joyce

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2015
February 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
480
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SIZE
2.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Night reader5am ,

Another glorious family story

Anne Tyler turned the story of the people here back to front, which slightly annoyed me, but I think she did it to emphasise the effect they had on each other's lives and character. And it worked splendidly. As usual she draws her family members with consummate skill, using everyday details to sharpen the picture so they seem to stand up out of the book, and the story flows along around them. Brilliant, - I loved it, but of course I love all her books.

Zenobie G ,

Zenobie G

Awful, boring tedious book.

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