A woman leaves he family on a spur of the moment decision, with very little money, and wearing only a bathing suit. A thoughtful book about a subject that every mother probably ponders at some point in life.
While I am a fan of Anne Tyler, I didn't care too much for the ending of this book. It did, however leave you wanting more.
This is a "coming of age" of a woman who nearly waited too long. How a woman seeks and finds her own worth is a marvel of terrific writing. This IS NOT a "chick book". It is for anyone, anywhere who has ever asked themselves very hard questions - with no idea how to answer them.
Have you ever wanted to walk away from your present life and start fresh somewhere else? This book fulfills those fantasies.
I never miss an Anne Tyler book. Published in 1995, this is the story of a wife and mother of three almost-grown children who on a sudden impulse walks away from a family vacation and the sense of being expendable that it has engendered. She finds a small town that attracts her, rents a room, and settles in to see what she can make happen next. An intriguing look into what might have happened if we'd ever had the nerve to do it...