Arrivata a cinquantatré anni, Rebecca Davitch si rende conto che la sua vita non è stata come avrebbe desiderato. Sposatasi giovanissima e rimasta vedova dopo pochi anni, si è trovata a vestire i panni del capofamiglia e a portare avanti l'attività di catering della suocera. E ora, all'improvviso, ha la sensazione un po' amara di aver vissuto un'esistenza diversa da quella che avrebbe voluto. Ritrova allora un amore giovanile, riscoprendo così il suo passato di ragazza.
- ISBN: 8882463575
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 291
I can see how some would think this book doesnt live up to its potential- but i think thats the whole point and they are missing the point,as well as Anne Tyler's genius. Anne Tyler purposefully captures the lives of people who seemingly may not live up to their potential- alot of her themes are bas Leggi tutto
Anne Tyler's novels are always enjoyable to me, not because they are necessarily happy stories—because sometimes they are quite sad but in a true-to-life kind of way. But rather because her stories are real. I've said this before in reviews of her books, but she is so observant and is able to captur Leggi tutto
why did i finish this? why do i do that to myself - finish books that have no chance of improving? i bought this because it was marked down to like $5 and i have heard that anne tyler is a beautiful writer and i like the cover (trite, but i do). i didn't like the first 20 pages, so what compelled me 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
I think the reason this book has received so many negative reviews is because Anne Tyler represents life in an uncomfortable way. There is no fancy adventure, just a woman trying to live day to day with a blended family and a family business that was not even her's to start with. I have seen the lea 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 have only read about three of Anne's books, but in each case, I ended up feeling that she had delved deeply into my heart with lessons about life, loss, love, courage and joy, while making it seem almost effortless. This novel is no exception. The story of a woman who fears she has lost her true s Leggi tutto
I thought I had read all of Anne Tyler's novels, but whilst waiting for her latest from the library, I came across this one which I don't remember ever reading before (though that's not an unknown occurrence these days). All her novels are character driven and full of pitch-perfect dialogue – so muc Leggi tutto
"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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