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French braid

Tyler, Anne (author.).


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 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."--

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780593321102
  • ISBN: 059332109X
  • ISBN: 9780593321096
  • ISBN: 0385698690
  • ISBN: 9780385698696
  • Physical Description: 243 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2022.

Contents / Notes

General Note: "This is a Borzoi book" -- Title page verso.
Subject: Families Fiction
Vacations Fiction
Generations Fiction
Familles Romans, nouvelles, etc
Générations Romans, nouvelles, etc
FICTION / Family Life / General
FICTION / Friendship
Vacations Fiction
Sisters Fiction
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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