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The Pecks are marvelous-literally marvelous, by turns heartbreaking and hilarious. Anne Tyler has made something magical out of common life, fulfilling our belief that it can be magical.
The Pecks are marvelous-literally marvelous, by turns heartbreaking and hilarious. It is not possible for me to convey adequately the magic of this book. There is not a wrong word or a false emotion. It is about growing up, mating and breaking away. She is the best of magicians, a born artist. She has created an epic.
But he would quickly flounder and drown in her blank, astonished stare. Day after day Justine on her brocade island looked at her mother’s old Books of Knowledge-tattered maroon volumes with brittle pages, the only things she could reach without setting a foot to the floor. She lost herself in a picture of a train heading through outer space. It had been explained to her that this picture demonstrated the impossibility of man’s ever reaching the moon.
It was originally published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1975. Duncan Peck has a fascination for randomness and is always taking his family on the move. His wife, Justine, is a fortune teller who can't remember the past. Her grandfather, Daniel, longs to find the brother who walked out of his life in 1912, with nothing more than a fiddle in his hand
Over a million anne tyler books sold. She’s changed my perception on life’ Anna Chancellor. One of my favourite authors ’ Liane Moriarty. She spins gold' Elizabeth Buchan.
Over a million anne tyler books sold. Anne Tyler has no peer’ Anita Shreve. My favourite writer, and the best line-and-length novelist in the world’ Nick Hornby. A masterly author’ Sebastian Faulks. Tyler is not merely good, she is wickedly good’ John Updike. I love Anne Tyler’ Anita Brookner. Her fiction has strength of vision, originality, freshness, unconquerable humour’ Eudora Welty.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Though I love Anne Tyler's style of writing where she peels back the layers of her characters fascade, for me, I love it when she stays more linear, as opposed to all the long back-tracking, and gets on with the storyline, as in Ladder of Years and Accidental Tourist. Still, her writing style is very thought provoking.
We know Anne Tyler for her mastery of showing us dysfunctional families. The Peck family appears to be the epitome of conventionalism
We know Anne Tyler for her mastery of showing us dysfunctional families. The Peck family appears to be the epitome of conventionalism. How can it deal with those very few individuals who are unconventional?
His wife, Justine, is a fortune teller who can't remember the past.
His wife, Justine, is a fortune teller who can't remember the past. The fortune teller and her grandfather went to New York City on an Amtrak train, racketing along with their identical, peaky white faces set due north
The Tin Can Tree (Arena Books).
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A wonderful, wonderful novel
A wonderful, wonderful novel. A wonderful, wonderful novel. THE BOSTON GLOBE Duncan Peck has a fascination for randomness and is always taking his family on the move.