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Celestial Navigation
Celestial Navigation
Author: Anne Tyler
"Tyler is steadily raising a body of fiction of major dimensions." — THE NEW YORK TIMES — Thirty-eight-year-old Jeremy Pauling has never left home. He lives on the top floor of a Baltimore row house where he creates collages of little people snipped from wrapping paper. His elderly mother putters in the rooms below, until her death. And it is then...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780449911808
ISBN-10: 0449911802
Publication Date: 8/27/1996
Pages: 288
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 35 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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mom2nine avatar reviewed Celestial Navigation on + 342 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
As a huge Anne Tyler fan, this was my least favorite. Sorry, could only take so much depression.
blacktoastintolerate avatar reviewed Celestial Navigation on + 18 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Don't get me wrong, I love Anne Tyler. I think I have read most of her books over the years, but somehow this one had slipped through the cracks. Let's just say that this was not her best effort. The characters just never seemed to make any sense at all, and were really not even believable human beings. Tyler can portray madness better than most (and that is part of why I love her), but this book was just out in left field. I will give it three stars (a stretch) simply because I love everything else I've read by her.
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Helpful Score: 1
What a fitting title. Some of the most unusual and interesting characters Anne Tyler has ever created. As usual you need to keep reading because you know there is something surprising around the next corner.
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Helpful Score: 1
Typical Anne Tyler- a great read!
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One of the best American novelists on today's scene.
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An early Anne Tyler novel. Very well written with wonderful characters. Tyler captures humanity and all its quirkiness better than almost anyone.
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"Among the finest women novelists publishing in America today. - Philadelphia Inquirer"


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