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Noah's Compass: A Novel
Noah's Compass A Novel
Author: Anne Tyler
From the incomparable Anne Tyler, a wise, gently humorous, and deeply compassionate novel about a schoolteacher, who has been forced to retire at sixty-one, coming to terms with the final phase of his life. — Liam Pennywell, who set out to be a philosopher and ended up teaching fifth grade, never much liked the job at that run-down private school...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780735209367
ISBN-10: 0735209367
Publication Date: 6/7/2016
Edition: Unabridged

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Publisher: Random House Audio
Book Type: Audio CD
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A very sensitive witty story; a little offbeat with some humor, but very clever and thoughtful. This author is wonderful.
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Have you ever read a book where you wanted to slap the protangonist? If not, read this one. Liam Pennywell (name, ugh!!)is completely ineffectual. Life sort of happens to him. In addition, he is 61, has decided that his life is winding down, so the likelihood of his finally grabbing the reins is slim. To Ms. Tyler's credit, the character of Liam is completely genuine - there is not a false note in his behavior through out the book. And there is a completely unexpected twist about 2/3rds through the book which almost makes it worthwhile because that moment is a stunner.
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I was very excited to see Anne Tyler had a new book but I was so dissappointed:( i finished the book but I wasn't moved in the least:( I love all her other books:)!
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This book resonates in your mind long after the story ends. It is very personal as it peeks into the mind of a man who thought he had an ever-diminishing role in society, only to find that around many corners there are high points and low points never expected.
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Beautifully written, as are all of Anne Tyler's books. I love the way she gets into a characters mind and you can feel and picture just exactly what they're feeling. I've read all of her books and enjoyed them all. I liked this book, but I didn't love it. Even though I'm still thinking about the MC, I thought the ending could have been better. I felt like it just stopped. I wanted to know more....
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