Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant


  • Release: 2011-02-09
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 336 page
  • ISBN: 0449911594
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Anne Tyler's The Beginner's Goodbye. "A book that should join those few that every literate person will have to read." --THE BOSTON GLOBE Pearl Tull is nearing the end of her life but not her memory. Ever since 1944 when her husband left her, she has raised her three very different children on her own. Now grown, they have gathered together--with anger, with hope, and with a beautiful, harsh, and dazzling story to tell....

A Study Guide for Anne Tyler s  Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

A Study Guide for Anne Tyler s Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant


  • Release: 2016-06-29
  • Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 24 page
  • ISBN: 9781410344335
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A Study Guide for Anne Tyler's "Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Earthly Possessions

Earthly Possessions


  • Release: 2011-01-26
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 208 page
  • ISBN: 0307788393
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"To read a novel by Anne Tyler is to fall in love." PEOPLE Charlotte Emory has always lived a quiet, conventional life in Clarion, Maryland. She lives as simply as possible, and one day decides to simplify everything and leave her husband. Her last trip to the bank throws Charlotte's life into an entirely different direction when a restless young man in a nylon jacket takes her hostage during the robbery--and soon the two are heading south into an unknown future, and a most unexpected fate....

Understanding Anne Tyler

Understanding Anne Tyler


  • Release: 1990
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  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 267 page
  • ISBN: UOM:39015019406175
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Analyzes each of Tyler's novels, paying special attention to the honing of her style & technical expertise, as well as the evolution of her ideas regarding the individual & the family, the need for Emersonian self-reliance in the face of uncertainty & change, & the capacity of art to facilitate emotional & spiritual well-being.

Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler


  • Release: 1995
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 172 page
  • ISBN: 0313289522
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This first biography of novelist Anne Tyler includes a discussion of her early childhood, high school and college years, adulthood, marriage, and motherhood. It incorporates source materials from the Anne Tyler Papers at Duke University and letters from Tyler to the author. The volume lists all of Tyler's novels, short stories, articles, and book reviews and provides an annotated bibliography of books, articles, dissertations, and theses on her fiction.

Like Life

Like Life


  • Release: 2012-03-07
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 192 page
  • ISBN: 9780307816863
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In Like Life’s eight exquisite stories, Lorrie Moore’s characters stumble through their daily existence. These men and women, unsettled and adrift and often frightened, can’t quite understand how they arrived at their present situations. Harry has been reworking a play for years in his apartment near Times Square in New York. Jane is biding her time at a cheese shop in a Midwest mall. Dennis, unhappily divorced, buries himself in self-help books about healthful food and healthy relationships. One prefers to speak on the phone rather than face his friends, another lets the answering machine do all the talking. But whether rejected, afraid to commit, bored, disillusioned or just misunderstood, even the most hard-bitten are not without some abiding trust in love.

Minus Me

Minus Me


  • Release: 2021-01-12
  • Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 336 page
  • ISBN: 9781643856445
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Her life turned upside down by a grim diagnosis, a small-town Maine woman sets about writing a "How To" life manual for her handsome yet hapless husband in a novel Elinor Lipman (Good Riddance, On Turpentine Lane) calls "smart, funny-quirky, and so very satisfying." Annie and her devoted but comically incompetent childhood sweetheart Sam are the owners and operators of Annie's, a gourmet sandwich shop, home to the legendary Paul Bunyan Special Sandwich--their "nutritionally challenged continual source of income and marital harmony and local fame." But into their mostly charmed marriage comes the scary medical diagnosis for Annie--and the overwhelming challenge of finding a way to help Sam go on without her. Annie decides to leave Sam step-by-step instructions for a future without her, and considers her own replacement in his heart and their bed.Her best-laid plans grind to a halt with the unexpected appearance of Ursula, Annie's Manhattan diva of a mother, who brings her own brand of chaos and disruption into their lives. Minus Me is a poignant and hilarious novel about the bonds of marriage, the burdens of maternal love, and the courage to face mortality, "with an ending readers will cherish (Caroline Leavitt, Pictures of You)." "Medwed's lovely novel of marriage, motherhood, love and loss is so real that at times it feels like non-fiction. It's a timely reminder that in the worst of times, we sometimes rediscover the very best of ourselves." --Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of A Spark of Light.

Is There No Place on Earth for Me

Is There No Place on Earth for Me


  • Release: 1983
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 333 page
  • ISBN: 0394713788
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Recounts the lonely, harrowing life of a diagnosed schizophrenic Sylvia Frumkin, whose experience has included frequent hospitalizations from childhood on, bouts with insulin comas, electroshock treatments, and drug therapy