Nella famiglia di Perla Tull alberga il seme di una crisi profonda, destinata a durare negli anni. E a nulla servono i dolorosi tentativi di Ezra, il secondogenito, di riunire tutti nel suo Ristorante Nostalgia, in una cena che si ripete ogni anno come un rito paradossale e simbolico. Sullo sfondo di un’America che cambia (con le sue luci, i suoi scorci, i suoi costumi), Anne Tyler racconta la storia paradigmatica di una famiglia disgregata, dove il dramma è quello eterno della fuga del tempo, del suo svanire lasciando una scia polverosa di vecchie foto d’album.
- ISBN: 8823522889
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 384
This is my first time to read 3 books by an author in succession: one, two, three... Just like the saying when it rains, it pours , I am having an Anne Tyler Book Festival. After reading her The Accidental Tourist I went to the bookstore and bought Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant and read right awa Leggi tutto
The last time my eyes teared up during a movie was the opening scene for Pixar's Up in 2009. The only time I've done this with a novel is Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant , a nominee for the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award which Anne Tyler considers her best work. Published in 1982, not on Leggi tutto
“How plotless real life was!” Having completed my second read of “Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant” about a decade after the first I am thrilled to find that this text holds up. This novel originally sat on my "to read" pile for years, and boy do I regret that. This is one of the best written charact Leggi tutto
2019 isn't off to a roaring start for me. Twice now, I've been foiled by much beloved books. Anne Tyler now joins the ranks of John Boyne in the club I am now naming: "I came, I saw, I shrugged." I never read a book with a bad attitude - I fully expected to feel the same way about this book as... eve Leggi tutto
VITE SOTTRATTE ALL’OMBRA Negli anni Novanta del secolo scorso mi sono dedicato abbastanza alla lettura dei romanzi di Ann Tyler: ho letto sempre e solo romanzi, mai racconti. Anche perché mi risultano usciti solo su riviste, mai in raccolta. È molto probabile che il primo passo l’ho fatto sull’onda de Leggi tutto
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant is a character-driven story about the Tulls, a Baltimore family consisting of Pearl, the mother, and her three children: Cody, Jenny, and Ezra. Pearl, now older and in poor health, is reflecting on past memories of her life and her family. Cody, Jenny, and Ezra are
Last month I introduced myself to Anne Tyler when I FINALLY picked up my dusty copy of her '89 Pulitzer winner, Breathing Lessons . It was a slow beginning for me, but I eventually came to love her writing style and her quirky observations on life. So, I put it out there to the ladies of book club. . Leggi tutto
Anne Tyler is quite gifted in describing dysfunction, and few families are as dysfunctional as that of Pearl, Cody, Ezra and Jenny. They live, as most characters in Tyler books, in Baltimore and variously deal with (or repress) their pain when the man of the family, Beck, up and leaves suddenly and
This was only my 2nd Anne Tyler novel but I can already tell she is going to become one of my favorite authors. Her characters are SOOO real, and her observations of everyday life are spot on. It's the kind of story where nothing happens but you can't stop reading. She brings everything to life and
I liked this book and really felt like I knew these characters.,, loved one of the sons, Ezra, he had my heart.
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