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A Summons to Memphis
A Summons to Memphis
Author: Peter Taylor
Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. — When Phillip Carver receives, on a lonely Sunday evening, two successive telephone calls from his sisters, begging him to leave his home in Manhattan and return immediately to Memphis, he is slow to agree. His sisters, middle-aged and unmarried, want his help in averting the remarriage of their fat...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780394410623
ISBN-10: 0394410629
Publication Date: 8/12/1986
Pages: 209
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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4 stars, based on 3 ratings
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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