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Ladder of Years Hardcover – Oct 1996

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Charnwood (Large Print); Large type edition edition (October 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0708989160
  • ISBN-13: 978-0708989166
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 14.6 x 3.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 739 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 118 customer reviews
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Delia Grinstead begins a new life in Tyler's (Saint Maybe, Audio Reviews, LJ 5/15/93) latest by simply walking away from her family's vacation at the beach. She spends the next year reinventing herself, no longer the doctor's faithful and timid wife, the dutiful mother of three, the practical sister. Finally, she discovers a life of her own; for the first time she is independent, away from the home and practice her husband inherited from her father. The detachment the author puts Delia through is common Tyler territory: at times surprising, at times perfectly mundane as Delia re-creates a life and an identity in almost idyllic Bayborough, Maryland. C.J. Critt gives her usual skillful narration. Tyler fans will appreciate the familiar twists on the commonplace and the author's endearing characters. For most public libraries.?Joyce Kessel, Villa Maria Coll., Buffalo, N.Y.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941, but grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated at nineteen from Duke University and went to do graduate work in Russian studies at Columbia University. Anne Tyler has written thirteen novels. Breathing Lessons was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. She is a member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. She and her husband, Taghi Modarressi, live in Baltimore, Maryland.

About the Reader
Barbara Barrie has appeared on Broadway in Torch Song Trilogy, California Suite, and The Prisoner of Second Avenue, among others.  Her film credits include The Passage, Private Benjamin, and Breaking Away.  Her television appearances include Scarlet, Law & Order, thirtysomething, Family Ties, and Barney Miller. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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