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  • Published: 1 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099577270
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $14.99

Dinner At The Homesick Restaurant




'Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant is a book to be settled into fully, tomorrow be damned. Funny, heart-hammering, wise.' The New York Times

WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR

When Pearl Tull’s husband, Beck, abandons her she pours her energies into preserving normality. Only gradually do her three children realise their father is gone for good. Now, as Pearl lies on her deathbed, the impact of Beck’s abrupt departure unspools: on Cody who can’t overcome his anger, on mild Ezra who must always keep the peace, and on bright, errant Jenny. And so the secrets, memories and anguish of the Tull family begin to surface.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099577270
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $14.99

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 and Vinegar Girl.

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 Dinner At The Homesick Restaurant

“Her fiction has strength of vision, originality, freshness, unconquerable humor. This new novel delighted me - perhaps her best so far.”

New York Times

“A novelist who knows what a proper story is . . . [Tyler is] not only a good and artful writer, but a wise one as well”

Newsweek

“Excellently done; the minutiae of domestic landscapes, the lunatic irrationality of family quarrels, the torments of sibling rivalry”

Sunday Telegraph

“In her ninth novel she has arrived at a new level of power”

New Yorker

“Eudora Welty proclaimed: 'If I could have written the last sentence of Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant I'd have been happy the rest of my life'”

Eudora Welty

“The charm of an Anne Tyler novel lies in the clarity of her prose and the wisdom of her observations, in her fine ear for the 'clamor' of family.”

Washington Post

“A brilliant novel”

Good Book Guide


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