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.
An AMAZING book! It really makes you think about the things you say. "It's not that I couldn't give people advice, it's whether or not I want to give it to them."
another great Anne Tyler book:)
I love Anne Tyler..this is one of her best family dramas..
I like Anne Tyler. and this book is an interesting tale of life choices and roads taken.
very quick read and quite interesting as Always provided by Anne Tyler
It's 1965, and the Bedloes are just your average all-American family living an ideal, apple-pie existence in Baltimore, Maryland. Theirs are simple, loving, happy lives. Then, in the blink of an eye, a single tragic event occurs that will transform their lives forever - particularly that of seventeen-year-old Ian Bedloe, the youngest son, who blames himself for the sudden "accidental" death of his older brother Danny.
Depressed and depleted, Ian is almost crushed under the weight of a nearly unbearable secret guilt. Then one crisp January evening, he catches sight of a window with a glowing yellow neon sign: the Church of the Second Chance. Ian enters and soon discovers that forgiveness must be earned, through a bit of sacrifice and a lot of love...
I absolutely loved this book - a definite A+++! In my opinion, Ms. Tyler has written a well-told, engrossing story once again. This story is filled with characters that the reader can truly care about, living through circumstances that are completely believable. I read Saint Maybe perhaps ten years ago, but could barely remember the plot when I read it again. I suppose that that makes this a 'new' book for me - one that is a definite keeper!