The Good, the Bad, and the Hungry Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | July 24, 2014

Jessica Valenti: IMG Full Frontal Feminism Revisited



It is arguably the worst and best time to be a feminist. In the years since I first wrote Full Frontal Feminism, we've seen a huge cultural shift in... Continue »
  1. $11.90 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

A slipping-down Life

by

A slipping-down Life Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

TO READ A NOVEL BY ANNE TYLER IS TO FALL IN LOVE.

-People

“Anne Tyler is a wise and perceptive writer with a warm understanding of human foible.

-St. Louis Post-Dispatch

All of Tyler's novels are wonderful.

-Newsweek

One of the most beguiling and mesmerizing writers in America.”

—The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Not merely good . . . She is wickedly good

-John Updike

“A novelist who knows what a proper story is . . . A very funny writer. . . Not only a good and artful writer, but a wise one as well.

-Newsweek

Tyler's characters have character: quirks, odd angles of vision, colorful mean streaks and harmonic longings.

-Time

Her people are triumphantly alive.”

—The New York Times

Without Anne Tyler, American fiction would be an immeasurably bleaker place.

-Newsweek

From the Paperback edition.

Synopsis:

"Without Anne Tyler, American fiction would be an immeasurably bleaker place."

NEWSDAY

Evie Decker is a shy, slightly plump teenager, lonely and silent. But her quiet life is shattered when she hears the voice of Drumstrings Casey on the radio and becomes instantly attracted to him. She manages to meet him, bursting out of her lonely shell--and into the attentive gaze of the intangible man who becomes all too real....

From the Paperback 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. Tyler’s eleventh novel, Breathing Lessons, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. She is a member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. She lives in Baltimore.

From the Paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307788320
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Tyler, Anne
Subject:
Fiction : Psychological
Subject:
Fiction : Sagas
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040504
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
186

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

A slipping-down Life
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 186 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307788320 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Without Anne Tyler, American fiction would be an immeasurably bleaker place."

NEWSDAY

Evie Decker is a shy, slightly plump teenager, lonely and silent. But her quiet life is shattered when she hears the voice of Drumstrings Casey on the radio and becomes instantly attracted to him. She manages to meet him, bursting out of her lonely shell--and into the attentive gaze of the intangible man who becomes all too real....

From the Paperback edition.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.