Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

Read [Anne Tyler Book] Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant: A Novel (Ballantine Readers Circle) Online PDF eBook or Kindle ePUB free. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant: A Novel (Ballantine Readers Circle) HT said If youve somehow missed reading this in the last If youve somehow missed reading this in the last 33 years (like I have), go get it now. Tolstoy famously said happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant shows one way a family can be miserable.The novel opens with Pearl Tull, the matriarch of a small family lying on her deathbed. We then go back through Pearls life, marriage, and parenthood. Shed been a frantic, an

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

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Rating : 4.85 (512 Votes)
Asin : 0449911594
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 303 Pages
Publish Date : 2013-11-04
Language : English

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“Beautiful funny, heart-hammering, wise superb entertainment.”The New York Times“A book that should join those few that every literate person will have to read.”The Boston Globe“A novelist who knows what a proper story is Tyler is not only a good and artful writer, but a wise one as well.”Newsweek“Anne Tyler is surely one of the most satisfying novelists working in America today.”Chicago Tribune“In her ninth novel she has arrived at a new level of power.”—John Updike, The New Yorker“Marvelous, astringent, hilarious, and strewn with the banana peels of love.”Cosmopolitan

HT said If you've somehow missed reading this in the last If you've somehow missed reading this in the last 33 years (like I have), go get it now. Tolstoy famously said "happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant shows one way a family can be miserable.The novel opens with Pearl Tull, the matriarch of a small family lying on her deathbed. We then go back through Pearl's life, marriage, and parenthood. "She'd been a frantic, angry, sometimes terrifying mother; and she'd never shown the faintest interest in her community but dwelt in it like a visitor from a superior neighborhood, always wearing her hat when out walking, keeping her doors tightly shut when at home. Her life had been very long indeed but n. If you've somehow missed reading this in the last 33 years (like I have), go get it now. Tolstoy famously said "happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant shows one way a family can be miserable.The novel opens with Pearl Tull, the matriarch of a small family lying on her deathbed. We then go back through Pearl's life, marriage, and parenthood. "She'd been a frantic, angry, sometimes terrifying mother; and she'd never shown the faintest interest in her community but dwelt in it like a visitor from a superior neighborhood, always wearing her hat when out walking, keeping her doors tightly shut when at home. Her life had been very long indeed but n. years (like I have), go get it now.. Tolstoy famously said "happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant shows one way a family can be miserable.The novel opens with Pearl Tull, the matriarch of a small family lying on her deathbed. We then go back through Pearl's life, marriage, and parenthood. "She'd been a frantic, angry, sometimes terrifying mother; and she'd never shown the faintest interest in her community but dwelt in it like a visitor from a superior neighborhood, always wearing her hat when out walking, keeping her doors tightly shut when at home. Her life had been very long indeed but n. "No excuse for abuse" according to Aninal lover and Reader. It surprises me how someone, not abused as a child, would decide to abuse their children. Pearl and Jenny. Jenny was abused, but she was educated, took on a profession dedicated to the well being of children and still abused a helpless baby. The emotional baggage of the men is understandable, and I do know that an abusive parent, can become a better grandparent. The story , although bleak in its surroundings, was captivating. The tiny detail, like the rereading of diaries and revisiting of photos even after blindness, these things made this story meaningful and hard to forget.. "Family Life Can Turn into a Train Wreck" according to J. Grattan. For those readers familiar with Tyler's more recent works, such as _Amateur Marriage_, _Ladder of Years_, or _Back When We Were Grownups_, _Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant_ will undoubtedly be found jolting in its portrayal of some rather disturbing characters, even malevolent, in the context of family.As Pearl Tull lies on her death bed, _Dinner_ recapitulates the lives of the Tull family over nearly fifty years. Pearl, the mother of Cody, Ezra, and Jenny, never recovered from the abrupt abandonment by her husband Beck after fourteen years of marriage, some thirty-five years prior. But Pearl has problems beyond a marriage gone

It was a Sunday night in 1944 when her husband left the little row house on Baltimore’s Calvert Street, abandoning Pearl to raise their three children alone: Jenny, high-spirited and determined, nurturing to strangers but distant to those she loves; the older son, Cody, a wild and incorrigible youth possessed by the lure of power and money; and sweet, clumsy Ezra, Pearl’s favorite, who never stops yearning for the perfect family that could never be his own. Now Pearl and her three grown children have gathered together again–with anger, hope, and a beautiful, harsh, and dazzling story to tell.Praise for Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant“Beautiful funny, heart-hammering, wise superb entertainment.”The New York Times“A book that should join those few that every literate person will have to read.”The Boston Globe “A novelist who knows what a proper story is Tyler is not only a good and artful writer, but a wise one as well.”Newsweek