Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant Author:Anne Tyler Pearl Tull is nearing the end of her life but not of her memory.It was a Sunday night in 1944 when her husband left the little row house on Baltimore?s Calvert Street, abandoning Pearl to raise their three children alone: Jenny, high-spirited and determined, nurturing to strangers but distant to those she loves; the older son, Cody, a wild and i... more »ncorrigible youth possessed by the lure of power and money; and sweet, clumsy Ezra, Pearl?s favorite, who never stops yearning for the perfect family that could never be his own.Now Pearl and her three grown children have gathered together again?with anger, hope, and a beautiful, harsh, and dazzling story to tell.« less
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!!!!!!
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.