The Tin Can Tree Author:Anne Tyler After six-year old Janie Rose Pike dies in a tragic accident, her family is not the same. Mrs. Pike seldom speaks, while Mr. Pike is forced to come out of his long silence. And ten-year-old Simon is suddenly without a baby sister or an understanding of why she's gone. Those closest to this shattered family must learn to comfort them--and con... more »front their own private shadows of hidden grief. If time cannot draw them out of the dark, then love may be their only hope....« less
A slim volume that I had to plow through, populated by the most boring group of Southern gothics that I was ever introduced to. I stuck with it simply because I wanted to see if anything ever happened to these people. People Magazine says, "To read a novel by Anne Tyler is to fall in love." After a brief infatuation with a great title, I can truthfully say, I did not fall in love with this novel.