Search - Dinner Homesick Rest

Dinner Homesick Rest
Dinner Homesick Rest
Author: Anne Tyler
"A book that should join those few that every literate person will have to read." — THE BOSTON GLOBE — Pearl Tull is nearing the end of her life but not her memory. Ever since 1944 when her husband left her, she has raised her three very different children on her own. Now grown, they have gathered together--with anger, with hope, and with a beauti...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780425071731
ISBN-10: 0425071731
Publication Date: 12/15/1983
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

3.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 0
Reviews: Member | Amazon | Write a Review

Top Member Book Reviews

reviewed Dinner Homesick Rest on + 106 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 12
I guess it isn't possible to give a book less than 1/2 of a star.

When I think of the absolute WORST BOOK I have ever SUFFERED through in my 40 plus years of avid reading this book jumps right to the top!

When I read a book I want at least ONE character that I can like, that I can cheer for, that I can care what happens to! This book did not have such a character - NOT ONE. It has a totally disfunctional family, none of which like each other - NO SURPRISE there!! No one would like these people. As I got further and further into this book I just wanted them all to die, (no that isn't HORRIBLE - this is FICTION REMEMBER) so that I could get them out of the book and so that the book could end! They were all so miserable anyway!

Don't read this book unless you are truly desperate for a soap opera gone REALLY BAD!!!!!!
reviewed Dinner Homesick Rest on
Helpful Score: 9
I agree with Lynn...this was an absolute waste of a book. I too just wanted the suffering (mine as the reader) to end. I guess the only reason I kept reading was to see if it got any better. I stopped reading before the last few pages just because I didn't care what happened to any of the characters.
reviewed Dinner Homesick Rest on + 16 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
Classic and heart-breaking. One of her best novels.
reviewed Dinner Homesick Rest on + 144 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This one can be a tear jerker. Sad and realistic at the same time.
reviewed Dinner Homesick Rest on
Helpful Score: 4
I read this many years ago and it has stayed with me. Great story.
Read All 37 Book Reviews of "Dinner Homesick Rest"

Please Log in to Rate these Book Reviews

reviewed Dinner Homesick Rest on + 47 more book reviews
Have not actually read this Anne Tyle book, but, in general, I love Anne Tyler. She may be an acquired taste as her books a mostly character study, little plot.


Genres: