A Patchwork Planet by Anne Tyler audiobook

A Patchwork Planet

By Anne Tyler
Read by Kevin T. Collins

Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio 9780375402562

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781721344017

  • ISBN: 9781721344017

Runtime: 9.95 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

An Oprah Pick of Best Thanksgiving Books of All Time

In this, her fourteenth novel—and one of her most endearing—Anne Tyler tells the story of a lovable loser who’s trying to get his life in order.

Barnaby Gaitlin has been in trouble ever since adolescence. He had this habit of breaking into other people’s houses. It wasn’t the big loot he was after, like his teenage cohorts. It was just that he liked to read other people’s mail, pore over their family photo albums, and appropriate a few of their precious mementos. But for eleven years now, he’s been working steadily for Rent-a-Back, renting his back to old folks and shut-ins who can’t move their own porch furniture or bring the Christmas tree down from the attic. At last, his life seems to be on an even keel. Still, the Gaitlins (of “old” Baltimore) cannot forget the price they paid for buying off Barnaby’s former victims. And his ex-wife would just as soon he didn’t show up ever to visit their little girl, Opal. Even the nice, steady woman (his guardian angel?) who seems to have designs on him doesn’t fully trust him, it develops, when the chips are down, and it looks as though his world may fall apart again.

There is no one like Anne Tyler, with her sharp, funny, tender perceptions about how human beings navigate on a puzzling planet, and she keeps us enthralled from start to finish in this delicious new novel.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“One of those books that readers close at the end and recognize the truth they contain.” USA Today
“Tyler’s thirty-something antihero, Barnaby Gaitlin, is a mess. He’s divorced, he doesn’t see his daughter, he moves the elderly’s belongings for cash, and Thanksgiving is a disaster. But he’s trying. Tyler lends Barnaby her masterful attention to the ways of a shrewd yet sympathetic world. And it all makes for the dose of humanity this holiday deserves.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“A perfect gem.” Seattle Times
“Absolutely wonderful…Tyler’s many admirers are sure to number this among her very best work….[Her] appealing warmth and flair for eccentric comedy are abundantly displayed.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Anne Tyler

Author Bio: Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler is an American novelist, short-story writer, and literary critic and considered a major figure in American literature. Her novels have earned a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, Amabassador Book Award, London Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence, among other awards, and several have been New York Times bestsellers. Her novel The Accidental Tourist was made into an Academy Award-winning motion picture in 1988. She was was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, and now lives in Baltimore, Maryland, where many of her books are set. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 9.95
Audience: Adult
Language: English