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A SUMMONS TO MEMPHIS
A SUMMONS TO MEMPHIS
Author: Peter Taylor
Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. — "American readers demand novels, and now Peter Taylor has given them one; to say that it is every bit as good as the best of his short stories is the highest compliment it can be paid." — THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD — When Phillip Carver receives, on a lonely Sunday evening, two successive telepho...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780394410623
ISBN-10: 0394410629
Publication Date: 8/12/1986
Pages: 209
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette
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The writing is elegant, the characters well drawn, the dialogue finely honed. I enjoyed this book.
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I enjoyed this book mainly because I was raised in Memphis, so it was kind of neat to read the parts the author mentions different landmarks that I'm familiar with. It's not a page-turner, by any means, but a good read, especially if you're familiar with Memphis.
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Lovely book with typical Taylor subject of appearances and genteel Southern ways. A widowed father decides to remarry setting off shockwaves among his daughters and calling his son home. Lyrical and subtly charming.
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Food for thought about family relationships and dysfunction. Well written, with defined characters.
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Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction


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