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Anne Tyler: Three Complete Novels: A Patchwork Planet / Ladder of Years / Saint Maybe

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She's one of America's finest contemporary novelists, winning many awards for her work--including a Pulitzer Prize. Anne Tyler is both literary and popular, one of the few writers whose high sales match her critical acclaim. Now you can enjoy three of her more recent bestsellers in one low-priced, attractively packaged hardcover.
Hardcover, 696 pages
Published October 25th 2001 by Bright Sky Press
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Peggy
Nov 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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"Ladder of Years" is one of the best books I read as a young (35 something) woman. It speaks to mothers who reach a point of frustration with growing children and a husband, although successful, has forgotten what a marriage really means. Her journey away but to herself is significant and so very real. Never do I see a young mother sitting alone on the beach and do not think of "Ladder of Years".
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I loved Ladder of Years, just the thought of a responsible mother of grown children, wife of a doctor, walking out on her life without really intending to, but then keeping on going, making a new life, discovering calmly, without angst who (or if) she is. A Patchwork Planet also features a misfit (aren't we all misfits?) but this time a young man. This book I read and analysed with the creative writing class I taught (we read 1 book a term as writers, talk about character, structure, voice, styl ...more
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One of the best character crafters American writing has ever produced. Superb!
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got it because i liked her other books, but hated this. gave up 1/2 way through.
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Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated at nineteen from Duke University and went on to do graduate work in Russian studies at Columbia University. She has published 20 novels, her debut novel being If Morning Ever Comes in (1964)

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