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Noah's Compass by Anne Tyler
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Jul 01, 2010

it was amazing

This is a typical Anne Tyler book in that it is full of quirky characters and it is written flawlessly. The thing I like best about Tyler is her respect for the intelligence of her readers. She does not spell everything out for you, but lets you figure out what is going on and what is motivating her characters by her descriptions of what they do. She does not overdo details by dwelling on non-essentials but knows exactly what to describe to give the reader a feel for what is going on. If you like Anne Tyler, you will love this book.

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Rebecca Yes, I read it and liked it very much. I like the way she writes about real but quirky people (we're all odd in someone's eyes, don't you think?) She has a way of drawing you into the lives and the characters by creating a tension and discomfort.

A very good read, as I find ALL Anne Tyler.

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