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Ladder of Years
Ladder of Years
Author: Anne Tyler
BALTIMORE WOMAN DISAPPEARS DURING FAMILY VACATION, declares the headline. Forty-year-old Delia Grinstead is last seen strolling down the Delaware shore, wearing nothing more than a bathing suit and carrying a beach tote with five hundred dollars tucked inside. To her husband and three almost-grown children, she has vanished without trace or reas...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780449910573
ISBN-10: 0449910571
Publication Date: 3/26/1996
Pages: 352
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  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 125 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
A woman leaves he family on a spur of the moment decision, with very little money, and wearing only a bathing suit. A thoughtful book about a subject that every mother probably ponders at some point in life.
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Helpful Score: 3
While I am a fan of Anne Tyler, I didn't care too much for the ending of this book. It did, however leave you wanting more.
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This is a "coming of age" of a woman who nearly waited too long. How a woman seeks and finds her own worth is a marvel of terrific writing. This IS NOT a "chick book". It is for anyone, anywhere who has ever asked themselves very hard questions - with no idea how to answer them.
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Have you ever wanted to walk away from your present life and start fresh somewhere else? This book fulfills those fantasies.
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I never miss an Anne Tyler book. Published in 1995, this is the story of a wife and mother of three almost-grown children who on a sudden impulse walks away from a family vacation and the sense of being expendable that it has engendered. She finds a small town that attracts her, rents a room, and settles in to see what she can make happen next. An intriguing look into what might have happened if we'd ever had the nerve to do it...
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I've read Anne Tyler for years and loved her. I loved this book until the end, which I loathed. It didn't ring true to me. Alas.
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nice book no sex or murders- You can really see how she felt living but not really. Looking to read more of her stuff. I did not want it to end.
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Anne Tyler is wonderful- this novel is full of her quirky characters and situations.


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