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Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant
Author: Anne Tyler
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 beautiful, harsh, and dazzling story to tell....
ISBN-13: 9780425059999
ISBN-10: 0425059995
Publication Date: 3/1/1983
Pages: 310
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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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!!!!!!
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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.
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Helpful Score: 7
Classic and heart-breaking. One of her best novels.
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Helpful Score: 4
This one can be a tear jerker. Sad and realistic at the same time.
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Helpful Score: 4
I read this many years ago and it has stayed with me. Great story.
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The story was very flat and did not draw me in.
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Well worth your time! Tyler is a true storyteller - keeps you turning pages.
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Anne Tyler is one of my favorite novelists, and this is one of my favorite Tyler books. A lovely book about family.


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