Clock Dance (audiobook)

A novel

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

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

New York Times bestseller

A USA Today Pick of 10 Hot Books for Summer Reading

A BookPage Top Pick of the Month

A charming new novel of self-discovery and second chances from the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-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 but isn’t sure she ever will be. Then, one day, Willa receives a startling phone call from a stranger. Without fully understanding why, she flies across the country to Baltimore to look after a young woman she’s never met, her nine-year-old daughter, and their dog, Airplane. This impulsive decision will lead Willa into uncharted territory—surrounded by eccentric neighbors who treat each other like family, she finds solace and fulfillment in unexpected places.

A bewitching novel of hope and transformation, 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.”

AudioFile

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 TodayTenderly devastating . . . Affecting . . . A quiet but sharply feminist statement.Entertainment Weekly“If you want to understand the everyday life of Americans, read Anne Tyler . . . There is no one better at taking the ordinary person—the one we don’t even notice in the supermarket queue—and showing us what lies beneath . . . Clock Dance is a marvelous frog-leap of a book . . . Sequel please! Times (London)“In Tyler’s effortless, uncluttered prose, the novel beautifully explores an older woman’s search for meaning and agency in her life.Christian Science MonitorA joy to read . . . These characters come to life off the page.Baltimore Magazine
 
Clock 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.NewsdayClock 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 TimesA 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 review)

“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)

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)Tyler’s characteristic warmth and affection for her characters are engaging as ever.Kirkus Reviews