Dinner At The Homesick Restaurant
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Dinner At The Homesick Restaurant

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WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR When Pearl Tull's husband, Beck, abandons her she pours her energies into preserving normality. Only gradually do her three children realise their father is gone for good. Now, as Pearl lies on her deathbed, the impact of Beck's abrupt departure unspools: on Cody who can't overcome his anger, on mild Ezra who must always keep the peace, and on bright, errant Jenny. And so the secrets, memories and anguish of the Tull family begin to surface.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 21mm | 234g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • Vintage Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099577275
  • 9780099577270
  • 17,538

About Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Breathing Lessons and many other bestselling novels, including The Accidental Tourist, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Saint Maybe, Ladder of Years, A Patchwork Planet, Back When We Were Grownups, The Amateur Marriage, Digging to America and The Beginner's Goodbye. In 1994 she was nominated by Roddy Doyle and Nick Hornby as 'the greatest novelist writing in English' and in 2012 she received the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence, which recognises a lifetime's achievement in books. In 2015 A Spool of Blue Thread was a Sunday Times bestseller and shortlisted for both the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and the Man Booker Prize. Her latest novel, Vinegar Girl, is a retelling of The Taming of the Shrew.show more

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"Her best novel" * Guardian * "Anne Tyler is a brilliant writer" * Observer * "A book to be settled into fully, tomorrow be damned. Funny, heart-hammering, wise...superb" * New York Times Book Review * "The most impressive American novelist of her generation" * Sunday Telegraph * "[It is] Beautiful, funny, real, absorbing - Anne Tyler is the writer who made me want to write." -- Nick Hornby * UK Press Syndication *show more

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"The most impressive American novelist of her generation"show more

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WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR âDinner at the Homesick Restaurant is a book to be settled into fully, tomorrow be damned. Funny, heart-hammering, wiseâ New York Times When Pearl Tullâs husband, Beck, abandons her she pours her energies into preserving normality. Only gradually do her three children realise their father is gone for good. Now, as Pearl lies on her deathbed, the impact of Beckâs abrupt departure unspools: on Cody who canât overcome his anger, on mild Ezra who must always keep the peace, and on bright, errant Jenny. And so the secrets, memories and anguish of the Tull family begin to surface. âTyler is not merely good, but wickedly goodâ John Updike See also: They Came Like Swallowsshow more

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19,286 ratings
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4 41% (7,895)
3 27% (5,130)
2 6% (1,142)
1 2% (319)
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