Raggiunta la mezza età, Rebecca scopre di aver vissuto un’esistenza diversa da quella che avrebbe voluto. Nemmeno ventenne ha lasciato il college per sposare un uomo più vecchio di lei e già padre di tre bambine. E poco dopo, rimasta vedova, si è ritrovata ad assumere il ruolo di capofamiglia e a mandare avanti l’attività della suocera, affittando la grande casa ottocentesca dei Davitch per ricevimenti e rinfreschi. Tra una festa e l’altra, adesso Rebecca deve dedicarsi anche ai nipotini e alle complicate vicende sentimentali delle loro giovani madri. Ma dov’è finita la ragazza timida e studiosa che era? E come sarebbe Rebecca, se da giovane non avesse dato quella svolta brusca alla sua vita? Con lieve umorismo e infallibile sincerità, Anne Tyler racconta i temi del matrimonio e delle scelte difficili, dell’età e dei rimpianti.
- ISBN: 8823526620
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 288
- Data di uscita: 21-01-2021
“There is no true life. Your true life is the one you end up with, whatever it may be.” I think Anne Tyler is a very deceptive writer. She has quickly catapulted into one of my all-time favorites, mainly because she captures our humanity in the most unpretentious and truthful (and thus powerful) man Leggi tutto
4.5 rounded up I’m not sure exactly why I enjoyed and loved this read so much but I truly did. Maybe because it felt so wholesome. At the beginning the amount of characters that were immediately presented overwhelmed me but once I got a hang of who was who I ended up really liking the quirkiness of Leggi tutto
I've known for a while now that my life will turn out to be nothing like what I thought (and currently think) it will be. Being in my early twenties betrays me as merely knowing this in theory, and I'm sure several more levels of heady realization will hit me as I age. But reading this book was a va Leggi tutto
This book was really good because it, once again, is one of those stories that Anne Tyler is best at writing. A story about a large family with lots of dynamic going on. In this specific family, 53-year-old Rebecca has started feeling out of place and she wonders what her life would've been like if
"Back When We Were Grown Ups" is my first Anne Tyler book. I received it as a gift from my sister and I immediately hated the cover. However, I opened up the book and was drawn into the character of Rebecca almost immediately. She is such a well-crafted creation. She is in her mid fifties, a widow f Leggi tutto
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