By Anne Tyler
Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345516596, 277pp.
Publication Date: January 25, 2011
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“Gracefully written tragicomedy . . . seasoned with poetic images [and] gentle humor.”—USA Today
“An arresting premise [that] pays off in unexpected ways . . . Tyler’s writing is as lovely and transparent as ever.”—The Boston Globe
“Tyler’s most profound strengths lie in her ability to make her stories resonate with readers. . . . With self-assurance and her trademark empathy, Tyler makes the commonplace uncommonly rich and the ordinary extraordinarily touching.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
“A gripping, page-turner of a novel [that] radiates with life.”—Houston Chronicle
“[Tyler] reminds us of the infinite reach of our humanity.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune
“[A] sensitive, witty story.”—The Washington Post
“[An] offbeat delight.”—O: The Oprah Magazine