Ladder of Years (Mass Market Paperback)

By Anne Tyler

Ivy Books, 9780804113472, 416pp.

Publication Date: March 30, 1997

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/26/1996)
MP3 CD (10/25/2016)
Mass Market Paperback (4/1/1996)
Paperback (7/1/2007)
MP3 CD (11/12/2013)
Compact Disc (11/12/2013)

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--Chicago Tribune

BALTIMORE WOMAN DISAPPEARS DURING FAMILY VACATION, declares the headline. Forty-year-old Delia Grinstead is last seen strolling down the Delaware shore, wearing nothing more than a bathing suit and carrying a beach tote with five hundred dollars tucked inside. To her husband and three almost-grown children, she has vanished without trace or reason. But for Delia, who feels like a tiny gnat buzzing around her family's edges, "walking away from it all" is not a premeditated act but an impulse that will lead her into a new, exciting, and unimagined life. . . .

"TYLER DETAILS DELIA'S ADVENTURE WITH GREAT SKILL. . . . As so often in her earlier fiction, [she] creates distinct characters caught in poignantly funny situations. . . . Tyler writes with a clarity that makes the commonplace seem fresh and the pathetic touching."
--The New York Times