Earthly Possessions by Anne Tyler

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"To read a novel by Anne Tyler is to fall in love."


Charlotte Emory has always lived a quiet, conventional life in Clarion, Maryland. She lives as simply as possible, and one day decides to simplify everything and leave her husband. Her last trip to the bank throws Charlotte's life into an entirely different direction when a restless young man in a nylon jacket takes her hostage during the robbery--and soon the two are heading south into an unknown future, and a most unexpected fate....

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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 January 26, 2011 by Ballantine Books. 210 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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About to walk away from her marriage, a woman is kidnapped and taken on the road by an inept criminal in this fatalistic novel.

May 03 1977 | Read Full Review of Earthly Possessions

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the issue --- belonging is the real issue and that's what Charlotte.

Jan 21 2011 | Read Full Review of Earthly Possessions

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