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  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409022824
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

A Patchwork Planet




Barnaby Gaitlin hasn't yet managed to make much of himself. Perhaps working for a rackety bunch of old folks will help him find his way.

Barnaby Gaitlin has less in life than he once had. His ex-wife Natalie left him and their native Baltimore several years ago, taking their baby daughter Opal with her. He acquired an unalterably fixed position as the black sheep of the family. And this family isn't one where black sheep are tolerated. The Gaitlins are rich and worthy, supposedly guided by their own special angel to do the right thing...

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  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409022824
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the author

Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her bestselling novels include Breathing Lessons,The Accidental Tourist, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Ladder of Years, Back When We Were Grownups, A Patchwork Planet, The Amateur Marriage, Digging to America, A Spool of Blue Thread, Vinegar Girl and Clock Dance.

In 1989 she won the Pulitzer Prize for Breathing Lessons; in 1994 she was nominated by Roddy Doyle and Nick Hornby as 'the greatest novelist writing in English'; in 2012 she received the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence; and in 2015 A Spool of Blue Thread was a Sunday Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and the Man Booker Prize.

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Praise for A Patchwork Planet

I was bowled over...I finished the book wishing it had been twice as long

Jeremy Paxman

A delight from beginning to end

Observer

[C]harming, readable, and more full of touching and humane observations than many other novels you will read this year

Guardian

A Patchwork Planet is thoroughly enjoyable...from this most responsive novel

Sunday Times

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