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Summary

The Pultizer Prize-winning author of Saint Maybe and Breathing Lessons offers the beloved story of a man whose contented life in his rundown house in Baltimore is shaken to its core, after his sister moves in with him and his boarder starts bringing home babies.

©1980 Anne Tyler Modarressi (P)2011 Audible Ltd

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"To read Anne Tyler is to fall in love". (People magazine).

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Superb writing

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This book really brought home to me what a good writer Anne Tyler is. People may well find the central characters exasperating - which they are - but Tyler's gift is to make them believable and sympathetic in spite of everything. They are simply two people who are trying to make the best of life in spite of their circumstances and their own character flaws, which really just makes them like all the rest of us.