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Author: Anne Tyler
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life. In 1967, she is a schoolgirl coping with her mother's sudden disappearance. In 1977, she is a college coed considering a marriage proposal. In 1997, she is a young widow trying to piece her life back together. And in 2017, she yearns to be a grandmother, yet the prospect is dimming. So when Willa receives a phone call from a stranger, telling her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Women
Novels
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tyler, Anne.
Clock dance.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018
(DLC) 2017046650
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Tyler
ISBN: 9780525521228 0525521224 9781784742430 1784742430 9781784742447 1784742449
OCLC Number: 1004957362
Language Note: Text in English.
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book."
Awards: Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction Longlist, 2019.
Description: 291 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Anne Tyler.

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Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life. In 1967, she is a schoolgirl coping with her mother's sudden disappearance. In 1977, she is a college coed considering a marriage proposal. In 1997, she is a young widow trying to piece her life back together. And in 2017, she yearns to be a grandmother, yet the prospect is dimming. So when Willa receives a phone call from a stranger, telling her that her son's ex-girlfriend has been shot, without fully understanding why, she flies across the country to Baltimore to look after a young woman she's never met, her nine-year-old daughter, and their dog, Airplane. The impulsive decision will lead Willa into uncharted territory -- surrounded by eccentric neighbors, plunged into the rituals that make a community a family, and forced to find solace in unexpected places.

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"If Anne Tyler isn't the best writer in the world, who is?" * BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour * "One of our greatest living fiction writers and if I was in charge, she'd have a Nobel by now" * Observer * Read more...

 
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