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A Summons to Memphis
A Summons to Memphis
Author: Peter Taylor
One of the most celebrated novels of its time, the Pulitzer Prize winner A Summons to Memphis introduces the Carver family, natives of Nashville, residents, with the exception of Phillip, of Memphis, Tennessee. — During the twilight of a Sunday afternoon in March, New York book editor Phillip Carver receives an urgent phone call from each ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780701131999
ISBN-10: 0701131993
Publication Date: 4/13/1987
Pages: 224
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Publisher: Chatto and Windus
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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