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Saint Maybe
Saint Maybe
Author: Anne Tyler
9 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list! — "A novel that attests once again to Ms. Tyler's enormous gifts as a writer." — --THE NEW YORK TIMES — "Captivating . . . . Compelling . . . . There is a kind of magic at work in this novel." — --THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD — In 1965, the happy Bedloe family is living an ideal, apple-pie existence in...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780449911600
ISBN-10: 0449911608
Publication Date: 8/27/1996
Pages: 352
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 41 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
Very interesting. The main character who is torn between living a normal life or that of raising his son's children is quite manages to also join a church that is almost cult like. Along the way he struggles with his decision and debates whether to become a priest, marry, be a father, and then live with the secret that he punishes himself with daily.
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Wonderful story of an unconventional family and a man who spends his life trying to atone for a tragedy he believes he caused.
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent. Anne Tyler has a wonderful way of getting to the nitty gritty of human character.
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A wonderful story of a young man searching for forgiveness and finding religion, through a bit of sacrifice and a lot of love, at the church of the Second Chance. The author is a "master" in capturing family life and interpersonal struggle. A great Book Club read!
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Warm, funny and a good read about the Bedloe family and second chances.
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Tyler is an exceptional story teller. Her stories are for and about people who stop one day and think, "Hey, how did this become my life?" Not bitter, not dramatic, just curious. She makes the mundane interesting and the interesting fascinating. I just love her.