Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Anne Tyler's The Beginner's Goodbye.

"A book that should join those few that every literate person will have to read."

Pearl Tull is nearing the end of her life but not her memory. Ever since 1944 when her husband left her, she has raised her three very different children on her own. Now grown, they have gathered together--with anger, with hope, and with a beautiful, harsh, and dazzling story to tell....

About Anne Tyler

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Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. This is her eighteenth novel. Her eleventh, Breathing Lessons, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Published February 9, 2011 by Ballantine Books. 322 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Religion & Spirituality, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Another of Tyler's family portraits: again she draws forth that elusive aura of redemptive family unity—despite snapped loyalties, devastating loneliness, and the conflicts between those who hit life hard and those who "live life at a slant."

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There are a number of references to illness - illnesses that are used to show that the Tulls dread life more than death.Pearl has been going blind for several years - which suggests that she looked at life through a glass darkly.

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