Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler

Ladder of Years

byAnne Tyler

Kobo ebook | May 5, 2015

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"UTTERLY COMPELLING . . . WONDERFULLY SATISFYING . . . VIRTUALLY FLAWLESS."
--Chicago Tribune

BALTIMORE WOMAN DISAPPEARS DURING FAMILY VACATION, declares the headline. Forty-year-old Delia Grinstead is last seen strolling down the Delaware shore, wearing nothing more than a bathing suit and carrying a beach tote with five hundred dollars tucked inside. To her husband and three almost-grown children, she has vanished without trace or reason. But for Delia, who feels like a tiny gnat buzzing around her family's edges, "walking away from it all" is not a premeditated act but an impulse that will lead her into a new, exciting, and unimagined life. . . .

"TYLER DETAILS DELIA'S ADVENTURE WITH GREAT SKILL. . . . As so often in her earlier fiction, [she] creates distinct characters caught in poignantly funny situations. . . . Tyler writes with a clarity that makes the commonplace seem fresh and the pathetic touching."
--The New York Times

Title:Ladder of YearsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 5, 2015Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143196324

ISBN - 13:9780143196327

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny, poignant - great read for moms with about-to-launch kids.... This is one of my favourite Ann Tyler books. At the time I first read this, I could so relate to Delia - what if I just upped and walked away? No yelling or anything - just made a break....And her growth and change is lovely to behold. The book is not anti-anything, really, but it is about finding one's own self in the midst of a busy family.
Date published: 2017-06-26