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Ladder of Years

Tyler, Anne

ISBN 10: 0679441557 / ISBN 13: 9780679441557
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1995
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: Ladder of Years

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed Copy

Edition: First Trade Edition

About this title


This entrancing and deeply searching novel will touch a nerve in every reader. Celia Grinstead, 40-year-old mother of three almost-grown children, on a sudden impulse, walks away from her marriage, hitches a ride into the unknown, and settles in a strange new town. But soon after she begins her impersonal, unencumbered new life, fresh responsibilities inevitably accumulate.

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Every now and then I'm in the mood for an Anne Tyler novel. Luckily, she is prolific author, so I can usually satiate myself when I need to. Anne Tyler's books are sublime mix of sadness and humor. She writes about everyday problems that everyday people have, and yet there is magic in these stories. She writes about things that many people may fantasize about doing, but would actually never have the nerve to do. For instance, in LADDER OF YEARS, her protagonist simply walks away from her overgrown family one day. She feels that her family doesn't really need her, and so one day while at the beach she goes for a walk and just keeps going. As the story unfolds, you feel sorry for the family somewhat, but you can't help but hope that Delia will make it on her own. She has taken such a bold, brave step, you want to see how far she can go.


-- Jennifer Richards
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