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Saint Maybeby Anne Tyler
Synopses & Reviews
Saint Maybe is the rich and absorbing story of a young man's guilt over his brother's death and his struggle to atone for the wrong he feels he has done. On a quiet street in Baltimore in 1965, seventeen-year-old Ian Bedloe lives with his family in an "ideal, apple-pie household," enjoying the comfort of family traditions and indulging in all the usual dreams of the future. Until one night, whenIan's stinging words to his brother bring tragedy — and from that careless moment on nothing can ever be the same. Anne Tyler takes us along Ian's painful and poignant quest for forgiveness, from theChurch of the Second Chance to Ian's gratifying, solitary work as a carpenter. Raising the three children that are thrust on him, he finds himself amazed, drowning in family and duty. Then, out of the very heart of thedomestic clutter, a light begins to flash. "From the Hardcover edition."
About the Author
\Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis in 1941 but grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She
graduated at nineteen from Duke University, and went on to do graduate work in Russian
studies at Columbia University. Her eleventh novel, Breathing Lessons, was awarded the
Pulitzer Prize in 1988. Tyler is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She
lives in Baltimore.
Table of Contents
The airmail bowling ball — The department of reality — The man who forgot how to fly — Famous rainbows — People who don't know the answers — Sample rains — Organized marriage — I should never tell you anything — The flooded sewing box — Recovering from the hearts-of-palm flu.
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