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Aug 27, 1996
| ISBN 9780449911891
Dec 07, 2011
| ISBN 9780307788351
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Aug 27, 1996 | ISBN 9780449911891
Dec 07, 2011 | ISBN 9780307788351
The beloved bestselling, Pulitzer Prize–winning author brings us a novel filled with “emotional power” (The New York Times). • “To read a novel by Anne Tyler is to fall in love.” —PEOPLEIn the small town of Larksville, the Pike family is hopelessly out of step with the daily rhythms of life. Mrs. Pike seldom speaks, while Mr. Pike maintains a forced stoicism. Only their ten-year-old, Simon, seems able to acknowledge that their world has changed. He just doesn’t understand why. The Pikes may choose to stand still, to hide from an unnameable past, but the strange shroud over their home cannot be contained. Soon it’s inching its way toward their neighbors, where brothers Ansel and James will have to confront their own dark secrets if they want to bring their neighborhood back out into the light.
ANNE TYLER was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is the author of more than twenty novels. Her twentieth novel, A Spool of Blue Thread, was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2015…. More about Anne Tyler
“Deceptively simple, hauntingly real, a glowing talent.” —Kirkus Reviews “Tyler has selected material slight enough to be controlled completely, and squeezed more emotional power from it than one would have thought it contained.” —The New York Times
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