Ladder of Years Mass Market Paperback – Apr 1996
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From Library Journal
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 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. This is her 17th novel. Her 11th, Breathing Lessons, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. A member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, she lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
No Bio --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
Top Customer Reviews
She just waltzes back into everyone's life and things go on pretty much as usual. No questions (or too few, anyway) asked. Well, I guess that's why it's called fiction. Still, I would recommend this book because of its commentaries about marriage, families and not taking those we love for granted.
Most recent customer reviews
Easy to read, good character development and despite the unlikely story line Tyler is able to make Delia's actions believable, but the book is ultimately unsatisfying, especially... Read morePublished on May 24 2011 by cleo
Being in the mood for an easy read,I picked this up from my friend's bookshelf. It was more like a Danielle Steel novel, and the only reason I kept reading was to find out what... Read morePublished on June 3 2002
It has been difficult for me to even decide if I enjoyed Ladder of Years. Yes, I kept turning the pages to see what would happen next, but that was the only reason I kept turning... Read morePublished on Feb. 20 2002 by Syretta Cole
This is the first book that I have read by Anne Tyler, so I can not say about her overall abilities, but this novel seemed to lack something. Read morePublished on Feb. 17 2002 by Cara Keast
Having never read any of Anne Tylers work, I was pleaseantly surprsied by how engulfed I became in Delia's story. Read morePublished on Feb. 17 2002 by Rebecca Katz
"Ladder of Years was not a novel that was particularly striking, nor did I find it boring. The idea of a wife and mother who up and leaves her husband and children is... Read morePublished on Feb. 14 2002
The book by Anne Tyler, Ladder of Years, deals with several deferent things. It is mainly focused on Delia, the main character in the book, and struggles somewhat with reality. Read morePublished on Feb. 14 2002 by Suzana V.