Clock Dance (audiobook)

A novel

9.2 hrs • 8 CDs • Unabridged
Fiction/Literary
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 07/10/18
This title will be available on July 10, 2018
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- 07/10/18 9780525633433
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Summary

A USA Today Pick of 10 Hot Books for Summer Reading

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

Tyler’s characteristic warmth and affection for her characters are engaging as ever. . . [They are] all vibrantly portrayed with her usual low-key gusto and bracingly dark humor . . . Power dynamics are never simple in Tyler’s portraits of marriage.Kirkus ReviewsTyler, a master of honey enchantment and sly social evisceration whose storytelling finesse has propelled more than 20 novels, now delivers an especially lithe and enlivening tale . . . 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 . . . Ensnaring . . . Quintessential Tyler . . . Brilliant, charming, and book-club-ready.Donna Seaman, Booklist (starred)A stellar addition to Tyler’s prodigious catalogue . . . A bittersweet, hope-filled look at two quirky families that have broken apart and are trying to find their way back to one another . . . The cast of sharply drawn characters dominates in ways both reflective and raucous across a series of emotional events.Publishers Weekly (starred, boxed)