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eBook Searching for Caleb ePub

by Anne Tyler

  • ISBN: 0394498488
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Anne Tyler
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Knopf; 1st edition (December 12, 1975)
  • Pages: 309
  • ePub book: 1653 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1320 kb
  • Other: txt lit docx lrf
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 698

Description

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

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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.

The lives and secrets of four generations of the Peck family of Roland Park intertwine as forty-year-old fortune teller Justine accompanies her deaf, ex-judge grandfather in search of his maverick half-brother Caleb, who vanished in the spring of 1912

Comments

Ytli Ytli
I just love Anne Tyler. I can read any of her books and I have indeed read them all. The nice thing is that the characters are truly real feeling. I picture Anne Tyler with a notebook sitting in a pancake house or some snack bar at a rest stop on the interstate, just observing people and writing down their conversations. Nothing is too mundane, and the little quirks and foibles of individuals conversing are lovingly portrayed. Sometimes her characters, although they do feel real to me, have strange lives. Their occupations are not the usual--in this one the wife is a fortune teller and the husband is a jack of all trades, master of none. The relationships between family members are treated respectfully. A daughter who just doesn't fit becomes desperate to fine a normal life and ends up married to, perhaps, the wrong person. But this is not a tragedy. You get the sense, as with anything in Tyler, that change is always just around the corner. And with the heroine in this novel, change is desirable. In her fortune telling she advises customers to always go for the change--or mostly always. My only complaint about this novel, as with others of her novels, is it ended too soon. But of course it couldn't have gone on any longer.
IWAS IWAS
This was a re-read from many years ago and it was even better second-time-around. Tyler creates quirky characters instinctively -- they aren't self-consciously quirky, it's just the way they are. And sharing their adventures is such FUN!
Bladecliff Bladecliff
There were a lot of great moments for me in "Searching For Caleb"...if it was condensed a little, (40-50 pages) this could've garnered an easy 5 stars from this reader. 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. I found myself pondering over my relationships with my own female cousins, as well as current relationships with my family members and girlfriend.

I thought Justine was hard to figure out, and at first it didn't seem believable that she was becoming as eccentric as her husband/cousin Duncan. I liked the way Tyler addresed this isssue towards the end of this very in depth journey into their lives.
Ximinon Ximinon
This book is filled with Anne Tyler's quirky characters!! Her details of everyday events...dinner with family, train rides, visiting friends...make you really SEE the people involved and actually smell the smells and taste the food. There are 'laugh out loud' moments and heartbreakingly sad ones, but this book won't let you go. You keep turning the pages and dreading the end. Excellent book.
Irostamore Irostamore
This is one of Tyler's most sensitive and heartrending stories. Her genius lies in her ability to give eloquence to the commonplace.
Coiriel Coiriel
A very different story. I couldn't put it down. Definitely will look for another title by this author. An interesting point of view of human nature in an extended family.
Cemav Cemav
I really liked this book. Each of Ms Tyler's books are so unique it just makes you want to read all of them.
I always like Anne Tyler books and this one was good as well. Anne Tyler doesn't disappoint at all. Recommended