Si chiama Ben Joe Hawkes, è nato nel North Carolina e per tutta la vita è stato circondato da donne: una madre imperscrutabile, una nonna irriducibile e sei sorelle. Se n'è andato a New York per studiare e per cercare la sua strada, ma un giorno decide di ritornare nella sua piccola città. Ritrova così il suo mondo di donne, ma molte cose sono cambiate. Il passato ritorna, con tutti i suoi ricordi. Ma ritorna anche l'amore verso la timida Shelley, con la quale potrebbe decidere di ripartire per New York.
- ISBN: 8882463966
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 224
- Data di uscita: 22-06-2001
Wow. Anne Tyler's First Book, Published When She Was 22, Is Pretty Great! The Harper Lee "Mocking Bird" (sic) reference makes absolutely no sense. But I think the illustration is based on what Tyler looked like in 1964. *** This is Anne Tyler’s very first novel, written in 1964 when she was – gulp – o Leggi tutto
If tomorrow ever comes The lady comes from Baltimore, and most of her novels are set there, but this first novel by Anne Tyler was unusually set elsewhere. However, all the factors that make her such a consummate chronicler of average American family life are already in place. Tyler’s novels are in th Leggi tutto
For no particular reason other than ease of access, I've been pretty much reading Anne Tyler's books in reverse publication order. Now that I've gotten my hands on her debut novel, published back in 1964, I can see that from the start Tyler has had a strong grasp on human behavior and a clear tone o Leggi tutto
Oh my goodness...one of the most pointless books I've ever read, with an irritatingly disconnected main character who doesn't seem to understand anyone or anything in life, including himself. I never understood why he did or said anything, and he always seems to be in some sort of stupor that makes
This is Anne Tyler's first novel. The other day I read her latest, Clock Dance . Bookends! Only 22 when it was published, she got a rave review by Orville Prescott in the New York Times. Not bad for a young woman's first novel in 1964. I learned that she studied writing with Reynolds Price in colleg Leggi tutto
I love Anne Tyler but her first novel published in 1964 didn't really grab me at any point. I couldn't connect to the liveless main character Ben Joe, and the love story was quite confusing. I didn't get the feeling the two even liked each other. Parts of her signature style are already here, but th Leggi tutto
A beautiful stack of Anne Tyler novels have been staring reproachfully down at me from my living room shelf since I received them as a gift. I thought I might as well start from the beginning and quickly looked her up on Wikipedia to get a list. I was surprised to find that Tyler had "disowned" her
My mother (a babyboomer) introduced me to Tyler's books when I was 15. I've devoured them ever since. I read them before my marriage, while I was married, during my separation, and after my divorce. I've read some of her books 3 & 4 times. Screw those long winded writers of yesteryear that my privat Leggi tutto
It’s not a coincidence that I chose Anne Tyler to begin my year with, but I realised later that I picked her first book to be my first of 2021. If Morning Ever Comes, what a surprise of a novel! Of course I expected to like it, but it blew me away quite unexpectedly. If I could address Anne directly Leggi tutto
Tyler and I did not get off to a good start *cough* Redhead by the Side of the Road *cough.* But this book right here was a pleasant surprise. Tyler was 22 when this was published (!!!!) and I must say this is an impressive debut. Here, Tyler is really good at dialogue and family interactions. Every Leggi tutto
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