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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, so early retirement doesn’t bother him. But he is troubled by his inability to remember anything about the first night that he moved into his new, spare, and efficient condominium on the outskirts of Baltimore. All he knows when he wakes up the next day in the hospital is that his head is sore and bandaged.

His effort to recover the moments of his life that have been stolen from him leads him on an unexpected detour. What he needs is someone who can do the remembering for him. What he gets is—well, something quite different.

We all know a Liam. In fact, there may be a little of Liam in each of us. Which is why Anne Tyler’s lovely novel resonates so deeply.

Synopsis:

Preparing to retire early from an unfulfilling teaching job that supplanted his dream of becoming a philosopher, Liam Pennywell struggles to remember missing memories of the night before he awoke in the hospital with a head injury, an effort that leads to unexpected discoveries. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Breathing Lessons. 300,000 first printing.

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BONUS: This edition contains a Noah's Compass discussion guide.

Liam Pennywell, who set out to be a philosopher and ended up teaching fifth grade, never much liked the job atthat run-down private school, so early retirement doesn't bother him. But he is troubled by his inability to remember anything about the first night that he moved into his new and spare condominium on theoutskirts of Baltimore. All he knows when he wakes up the next day in the hospital is that his head is sore and bandaged. His effort to recover the moments of his life that have been stolen from him leads him on anunexpected detour. What he needs is someone who can do the remembering for him. What he gets is . . . well, something quite different.

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\Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. This is her eighteenth novel. Her eleventh, Breathing Lessons, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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ISBN:
9780307273338
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Subject:
Religion : History
Author:
Tyler, Anne
Author:
Anne Tyler
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Science : Environmental Science
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Fiction : General
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General
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Psychological fiction
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Humorous fiction
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General Fiction
Subject:
Audiobooks -- Fiction.
Subject:
Audio Books-Literature
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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Fiction : Literary
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Foreign Languages-Korean
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NEWARRIVAL-FICTION
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main_subject
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all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100105
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
277

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Product details 277 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307273338 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Preparing to retire early from an unfulfilling teaching job that supplanted his dream of becoming a philosopher, Liam Pennywell struggles to remember missing memories of the night before he awoke in the hospital with a head injury, an effort that leads to unexpected discoveries. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Breathing Lessons. 300,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , BONUS: This edition contains a Noah's Compass discussion guide.

Liam Pennywell, who set out to be a philosopher and ended up teaching fifth grade, never much liked the job atthat run-down private school, so early retirement doesn't bother him. But he is troubled by his inability to remember anything about the first night that he moved into his new and spare condominium on theoutskirts of Baltimore. All he knows when he wakes up the next day in the hospital is that his head is sore and bandaged. His effort to recover the moments of his life that have been stolen from him leads him on anunexpected detour. What he needs is someone who can do the remembering for him. What he gets is . . . well, something quite different.

Look for special features inside.

Join the Circle forauthor chats and more.

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