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Anne Tyler

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Narrated By: Tara Ward, Amy Finegan, Barbara Barnes, Julie Rogers, Francine Brody

Duration: 9 hours and 30 minutes

What to expect

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Jeremy is a child-like, painfully shy batchelor who has never left home. He lives on the third floor of his mother's boarding house and spends his days cutting up coloured paper to make mosaic sculptures - until the day his mother dies and the beautiful Mary Tell arrives to turn his world upside down.

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amateur Marriage and Digging to America.

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‘She’s changed my perception on life’ Anna Chancellor

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‘She spins gold' Elizabeth Buchan

‘Anne Tyler has no peer’ Anita Shreve

‘My favourite writer, and the best line-and-length novelist in the world’ Nick Hornby

‘A masterly author’ Sebastian Faulks

‘Tyler is not merely good, she is wickedly good’ John Updike

‘I love Anne Tyler’ Anita Brookner

‘Her fiction has strength of vision, originality, freshness, unconquerable humour’ Eudora Welty

Genre

Modern & contemporary fiction

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Tyler has created two characters at once entirely original and entirely convincing...a quiet but immensely strong novel, to admire and treasure

Sunday Telegraph

A rich, revolutionary novel...she writes with virtuosity and perfect confidence, insight and compassion

The Times

Anne Tyler's talent is to make extraordinary characters entirely credible... So unfaltering is their story that every word is convincing