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The Clock Winder
The Clock Winder
Author: Anne Tyler
In her fourth and ost probing novel, Anne Tyler creates a marvelous portrait of an eccentric, fragmented Baltimore family, the Emersons, and of the girl who drifts into their lives, unaccountably manages to set things to rights (even the clocks), and - despite her free-roaming spirit - stays on, becoming inextricably involved with the whole clan...  more »
ISBN: 83326
Pages: 312
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Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Book Type: Hardcover
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"The house had outlived its usefulness." is the first line of this 1972 Anne Tyler novel. Thus the house is introduced as a character in the novel in which the conflict, crisis, climax and resolution will occur. Each of the characters are brilliantly developed and once in the world of the Emersons, I never wanted to leave, just like the protagonist, Elizabeth Abbott.