How does a man addicted to routine - a man who flosses his teeth before love-making - cope with the chaos of everyday life? With the loss of his son, the departure of his wife and the arrival of Muriel, a dog trainer from the Meow-Bow dog clinic, Macon's attempts at ordinary life are tragically and comically undone.
A heartfelt novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amateur Marriage and Breathing Lessons, now available as an audiobook.
©1985 Anne Tyler (P)2014 Audible, Inc., 2014. Published in the UK by Random House Audiobooks
Could definitely identify with the frustration of waiting for Edward to settle on the perfect spot for a pee! Otherwise I didn't find the book as enjoyable as when I first read it. Very heavy going and Makin is largely very self centred.
Tried hard to get into it. Gave up half way. Still not sure what is it all about. Very dull narration, plot boring to say the least.Very dissapointed.
None what so ever
The beauty of Anne Tyler is that she writes characters that you really believe in. In this novel you don't particularly like the main character but you end up falling in love with him and with the heroine Muriel.
"Human nature thru a microscope"
Ann Tyler is a master at writing about the every day in a way that engages the full attention of the reader/listener .
"Anne Tyler is a great writer."
Lots of lol moments and gasps which made me look slightly silly when I was walking the dog lol. My dad told me to read this and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
"A life gently told"
Sensitive intelligent insightful
The Burgess Boys. Both explore relationships with insight.
Murial's family's Christmas dinner.
Get inside the American mind.
The book is beautifully narrated.
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