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Clock Dance: A novel
by Anne Tyler

Published: 2018-07-10
Hardcover : 304 pages
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NATIONAL BEST SELLER • TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR USA TODAY • ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: O Magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, The Times (London)

A charming new novel of self-discovery and second chances from the best-selling, Pulitzer ...
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NATIONAL BEST SELLER • TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR USA TODAY • ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: O Magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, The Times (London)

A charming new novel of self-discovery and second chances from the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Spool of Blue Thread.

Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life. In 1967, she is a schoolgirl coping with her mother's sudden disappearance. In 1977, she is a college coed considering a marriage proposal. In 1997, she is a young widow trying to piece her life back together. And in 2017, she yearns to be a grandmother but isn't sure she ever will be. Then, one day, Willa receives a startling phone call from a stranger. Without fully understanding why, she flies across the country to Baltimore to look after a young woman she's never met, her nine-year-old daughter, and their dog, Airplane. This impulsive decision will lead Willa into uncharted territory--surrounded by eccentric neighbors who treat each other like family, she finds solace and fulfillment in unexpected places. A bewitching novel of hope and transformation, Clock Dance gives us Anne Tyler at the height of her powers.

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by [email protected] (see profile) 06/05/19

A little disjointed. Didn’t hold my interest until the last section where Willa feels the need to fill the gap as “grandma”

 
by carriecovert (see profile) 04/09/19

 
  "not Tyler worthy"by jbrownfield (see profile) 09/28/18

It was like someone else wrote the conclusion...opened a lot of doors with no answers. skipping ten-twenty years in between each period left you asking more questions than you ever get answered. No real... (read more)

 
  "Very disappointing"by Homewithatwist (see profile) 09/28/18

I had high Hope's for this book given Ms. Tyler's previous acclaimed works. This had so many weird aimless and plots. And it just abruptly ended. Weird book. Winder if this was ghosted by another author.... (read more)

 
by Traci13 (see profile) 07/30/18

 
  "There is a deeper message in what seems like a simple story."by thewanderingjew (see profile) 07/29/18

Clock Dance, by Anne Tyler, narrated by Kimberly Farr
The fateful day in 1967, when Alice Drake, in a state of angry frustration, decides to leave her husband Melvin, and her two children W
... (read more)

 
  "clock dance"by Carolynr (see profile) 07/18/18

Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life: when she was eleven and her mother disappeared, being proposed to at twenty-one, the accident that would make her a widow ... (read more)

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