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Noah's Compass: Anne Tyler Noah's Compass: Anne Tyler

Noah's Compass

Anne Tyler

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ISBN 10: 0307272400 / ISBN 13: 9780307272409
Published by Alfred A. Knopf (2010), New York, 2010
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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One of 50 copies signed by the author on the publisher's bookplate. First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket that is a bit wrinkled along the top of the back panel. With the wraparound band blindstamped, 'Random House Signed Editions' and the publisher's signed letter of authenticity. Bookseller Inventory # 78677

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Bibliographic Details

Title: Noah's Compass

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf (2010), New York

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed By Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

From the incomparable Anne Tyler, a wise, gently humorous, and deeply compassionate novel about a schoolteacher, who has been forced to retire at sixty-one, coming to terms with the final phase of his life.

Liam Pennywell, who set out to be a philosopher and ended up teaching fifth grade, never much liked the job at that run-down private school, so early retirement doesn’t bother him. But he is troubled by his inability to remember anything about the first night that he moved into his new, spare, and efficient condominium on the outskirts of Baltimore. All he knows when he wakes up the next day in the hospital is that his head is sore and bandaged.

His effort to recover the moments of his life that have been stolen from him leads him on an unexpected detour. What he needs is someone who can do the remembering for him. What he gets is—well, something quite different.

We all know a Liam. In fact, there may be a little of Liam in each of us. Which is why Anne Tyler’s lovely novel resonates so deeply.

About the Author:

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. This is her eighteenth novel. Her eleventh, Breathing Lessons, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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