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The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler.. If your Baltimore does not wear a pink angora sweater, then maybe it's in here. Author of The Accidental Tourist, et al., does one from the This One Will Make You See Ghosts bottle. Dreary, but in a pleasing, old-movie kind of way; It works on you.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"In the course of her long career, Anne Tyler has done more with a limited number of premises and story lines than perhaps any other novelist working today. Not only do most of her novels take place in the by now recognizable environs of a pleasant, middle-class Baltimore, but they also tend to work inventive variations on a slender handful of themes and character types."

The New York Times

"One of the things that makes Tyler’s work so radiant is that she seems to believe that people are inherently good and that, thanks to that goodness, ordinary lives can contain moments of great beauty, dignity and hope. The Beginner’s Goodbye has all three."

The Telegraph

Author bio: Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. This is her nineteenth 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. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Fiction; (208 pp. Baltimore-ish: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

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