Earthly Possessions
Anne Tyler

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Narrated By: Kate Handford

Duration: 6 hours and 58 minutes

What to expect

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For thirty-five year old Charlotte Emory, leaving her husband seems to offer the only way out from the mundaneness of every day life's earthly possessions and emotional complications. In the bank, she withdraws enough money to escape a life and a marriage gone sour. But Charlotte is about to escape in a way she never expected, as a young bank robber takes her hostage, and they head south for Florida in a stolen car.

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Genre

Modern & contemporary fiction, Contemporary lifestyle fiction

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Wickedly good

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Funny and moving

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A skilful novel by a writer in full flight from the obvious