Clock Dance (audiobook)

9.2 hrs • 8 CDs • Unabridged
Fiction/Literary
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 07/10/18
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- 07/10/18 9780525633433
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Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

New York Times bestseller

A USA Today Pick of 10 Hot Books for Summer Reading

A BookPage Top Pick of the Month

A bewitching new novel of family and self-discovery from the best-selling, award-winning author of A Spool of Blue Thread.

Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life. In 1967, she is a schoolgirl coping with her mother’s sudden disappearance. In 1977, she is a college coed considering a marriage proposal. In 1997, she is a young widow trying to piece her life back together. And in 2017, she yearns to be a grandmother, yet the prospect is dimming. So, when Willa receives a phone call from a stranger, telling her that her son’s ex-girlfriend has been shot, she drops everything and flies across the country to Baltimore. The impulsive decision to look after this woman and her nine-year-old daughter will lead Willa into uncharted territory—surrounded by eccentric neighbors, plunged into the rituals that make a community a family, and forced to find solace in unexpected places.

A bittersweet, probing novel of hope and grief, fulfillment and renewal, Clock Dance gives us Anne Tyler at the height of her powers.

Review Quotes

“Narrator Kimberly Farr delivers a subtle, often wry portrayal of Willa Drake…Farr delivers Willa’s interior monologues with a wonderful combination of angst and humor; Peter, son Sean, and each of the Baltimore neighbors have distinct personalities, and Farr is a credible, precocious nine-year-old. Beautifully written and performed.”

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Tyler’s stirring story celebrates the joys of self-discovery and the essential truth that family is ours to define.People
 
Anne Tyler is one of this country’s great artists . . . She has lost none of the inspired grace of her prose, nor her sad, frank humor, nor her limitless sympathy for women who ask for little and get less . . . Beautiful, understated, humane.USA TodayAnne Tyler is the most dependably rewarding novelist now at work in our country.Wall Street JournalDelightfully zany . . . Charming . . . Tender.Washington PostFeels as comforting as coming home.Minneapolis Star-TribuneClock Dance pulls you right in and keeps on ticking . . . Tyler’s novels reassure us that the possibilities for meaningful connection—which so often seem lost in our hectic world—are still out there.NewsdayA joy to read . . . These characters come to life off the page.Baltimore Magazine
 
Clock Dance, rife with the hurts and joys of living, is far more than merely very good . . . For readers Anne Tyler is a life force; for writers she is simply the best.Irish TimesWritten with brilliantly deceptive ease . . . So absorbing . . . Tyler’s Baltimore is universal, like Trollope’s Barchester, or Flaubert’s Normandy . . . Even though she performs narrative cartwheels that would lead other novelists to be praised as experimental, she does it with such ease that it seems closer to life than to art. Mail on Sunday (UK)Anne Tyler is one of America’s very best living novelists and one of the world’s most loved . . . Her stories about family life—beautifully written, forensically insightful, sometimes laugh out loud funny—are cherished by all ages . . . She sheds light on the secret bits of yourself, the parts no one knows about, and her skill is writing compassionately about our so-called ordinary lives with an apparent effortlessness that conceals great art.Times Magazine (UK)A smart, touching exploration of altruism and the nature of a meaningful life.Daily Mail (UK)
Stellar . . . A bittersweet, hope-filled look at two quirky families that have broken apart and are trying to find their way back to one another.Publishers Weekly (starred, boxed)Brilliant, charming, and book-club-ready . . . Tyler’s bedazzling yet fathoms-deep feel-good novel is wrought with nimble humor, intricate understanding of emotions and family, place and community—and bounteous pleasure in quirkiness, discovery, and renewal.Booklist (starred)Clock Dance brims with the qualities that have brought Tyler legions of fans and high critical acclaim. Characters pulse with lifelikeness. The tone flickers between humorous relish and sardonic shrewdness. Dialogue crackles with authenticity . . . Warmly appealing.The Sunday Times (UK)
Tyler does not disappoint. Her characters are distinctly drawn and their stories layered . . . The result is a compelling look at the need for relevance, being offered a second chance, and deciding whether to take it. Highly recommended.Library Journal, (starred)Tyler’s characteristic warmth and affection for her characters are engaging as ever.Kirkus Reviews

“Pulitzer Prize winner Tyler does not disappoint. Her characters are distinctly drawn and their stories layered like a Venn diagram over the central character. The result is a compelling look at the need for relevance, being offered a second chance, and deciding whether to take it. Verdict: Highly recommended.”

Library Journal (starred review)