Anne Tyler Four Complete Novels Author:Anne Tyler Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant: — The life, death, marriage, and family of Pearl Cody Tull, as she recollects it from her perspective as a dying 86-year-old woman. Over the course of these brief and poignant series of episodes, her husband leaves her, the three children grow up and develop their own families and contend with continually defini... more »ng themselves as a part of this family. Pearl's son Ezra, in particular, longs for a lost unity and often tries to get everyone together at his place, The Homesick Restaurant. For her part, Pearl is ultimately content with recollections of the simple and ordinary past such as the summer wind, picnics, a country auction, and the weight of a sleeping baby.
Morgan's Gower's journey into middle age is not your average passage. The proprietor of a hardware store, father to seven daughters and husband to the warm-hearted Bonnie. Morgan is a first-class imposter. Life for him is a series of costume changes. He's a swashbuckling pirate, a shipping magistrate, a riverboat gambler--or whatever suits his fancy. Then one day...he meets Emily and Leon, newlyweds and puppeteers. Morgan crashes into the lives of the young couple, driven to find something. Another fantasy? Or Real
The Tin Can Tree:
After six-year old Janie Rose Pike dies in a tragic accident, her family is not the same. Mrs. Pike seldom speaks, while Mr. Pike is forced to come out of his long silence. And ten-year-old Simon is suddenly without a baby sister or an understanding of why she's gone. Those closest to this shattered family must learn to comfort them--and confront their own private shadows of hidden grief. If time cannot draw them out of the dark, then love may be their only hope...
If Morning Ever Comes:
Ben Joe Hawkes is a worrier. Raised by his mother, grandmother, and a flock of busy sisters, he's always felt the outsider. When he learns that one of his sisters has left her husband, he heads for home and back into the confusion of childhood memories and unforeseen love....« less