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French braid

Author: Anne Tyler
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2022. ©2022
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
"A major new novel from the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning author--a freshly observed, funny, joyful, brilliantly perceptive journey deep into one family's foibles, from the 1950s up to our pandemic present. The Garretts take their first and last family vacation in the summer of 1959. They hardly ever venture beyond Baltimore, but in some ways they have never been farther apart. Mercy has trouble resisting the siren  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Domestic fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tyler, Anne.
French braid.
Toronto : Bond Street Books, 2022
(OCoLC)1269511626
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Tyler
ISBN: 9780385698696 0385698690 9780593321096 059332109X
OCLC Number: 1269511180
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book" -- Title page verso.
Description: 243 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Anne Tyler.

Abstract:

"A major new novel from the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning author--a freshly observed, funny, joyful, brilliantly perceptive journey deep into one family's foibles, from the 1950s up to our pandemic present. The Garretts take their first and last family vacation in the summer of 1959. They hardly ever venture beyond Baltimore, but in some ways they have never been farther apart. Mercy has trouble resisting the siren call of her aspirations to be a painter, which means less time keeping house for her husband, Robin. Their teenage daughters, steady Alice and boy-crazy Lily, could not have less in common. Their youngest, David, is already intent on escaping his family's orbit, for reasons none of them understands. Yet, as these lives advance across decades, the Garretts' influences on one another ripple ineffably but unmistakably through each generation. Full of heartbreak and hilarity, French Braid is classic Anne Tyler: a stirring, uncannily insightful novel of tremendous warmth and humour that illuminates the kindnesses and cruelties of our daily lives, the impossibility of breaking free from those who love us, and how close--yet how unknowable--every family is to itself."--

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