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DINNER AT THE HOMESICK RESTARUANT

Tyler, Anne.

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ISBN 10: 0394523814 / ISBN 13: 9780394523811
Published by Knopf., NY:, 1982
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Title: DINNER AT THE HOMESICK RESTARUANT

Publisher: Knopf., NY:

Publication Date: 1982

Edition: 1st edition.

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Eighty-five-year-old Perla Tull recalls the desertion of her husband and her solo attempts to raise three children--Cody, Ezra, and Jenny--who must come to terms with themselves and their father after their mother's death. (General Fiction)

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I first read this book back in 1984, long before I was in the publishing business. I was traveling through Greece with a friend and our hotel had shelves of books that other guests had left behind and were free for the taking.. I picked up Dinner.... knowing absolutely nothing about it. What a wonderful surprise and discovery!. I felt I had never read anything quite like it.The characters were so real, so familiar that I felt I did actually know them. In fact, for weeks after I finished the book, I had dreams about Ezra, one of the characters in the book and the owner of the Homesick Restaurant. In the dreams, he was my brother and he was just as sweet and vulnerable as he was in the book. I never re-read books because I'm usually disappointed the second time around because the sense of newness and discovery is gone. But I did read Dinner.... again and loved it as much, and even found new things I hadn't noticed before. This novel is truly a classic.
--Maureen O'Neal

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