Praise for Anne Tyler's "Noah's Compass"
"Everyone loves Anne Tyler . . . and her 18th novel will doubtless supply another reason."
"--San Francisco Chronicle"
""Noah's Compass" is immensely readable. It displays many of Tyler's finest qualities: her sharp observation of humanity, her wry comedy; the luminous accuracy of her descriptions . . . Hers is a fine-grained art, whose comedy could easily coarsen into the self-consciously quirky. If it does not, this is because her surprises are rooted in character: it is human nature that she evidently finds infinitely fascinating and surprising, with its constantly unforeseeable capacity for change . . . [A] novel by Anne Tyler is cause for celebration."
--Caroline Moore, "The Sunday Telegraph"
"Tyler reveals, with unobtrusive mastery, the disconcerting patchwork of comedy and pathos that marks all our lives."
--Michael Dirda, "The Wall Street Journal"
"Dazzling . . . A beautifully subtle book, an elegant contemplation of what it means to be happy."
--Elizabeth Day, "The Observer, "UK
"Fired from his job, Liam Pennywell moves into a small apartment and wakes up the next morning in the hospital with head injuries he can't explain. What turns out to have been an attack by a thief leads to unexpected grace, as Liam is forced to engage more deeply with his family and with a woman who finds him irresistible."
--Helen W. Mallon, "Philadelphia Inquirer"
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