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Showing all books by: Anne Tyler

Breathing Lessons
Middle-aged couple Maggie and her husband Ira are driving to the funeral of an old friend but get diverted into various other encounters on the way. We learn their history and disappointments (mainly) and of Maggie's never-ending efforts to promote happiness for their kids.
Well, highly recommended by people who like Anne Tyler, but it didn't really grab me. At least I can say I've read one now. Won a Pulitzer too.
Score: 7.5
Published: 1988
Read: February 21st 2020

Clock Dance
Willa is a retired married woman who has spent her life doing conventional things, married to a conventional man. But then she is given the opportunity to go and offer help to strangers on the other side of the country, when her son's ex-girlfriend has an accident and needs help looking after her daughter. She takes the chance to do something different and discovers new ways of living her life.
Quite good.
Score: 7
Published: 2018
Read: August 10th 2020