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On Sale: January 05, 2011
Pages: 192 | ISBN: 978-0-307-78832-0
Published by : Ballantine Books Ballantine Group
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"Without Anne Tyler, American fiction would be an immeasurably bleaker place."
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Evie Decker is a shy, slightly plump teenager, lonely and silent. But her quiet life is shattered when she hears the voice of Drumstrings Casey on the radio and becomes instantly attracted to him. She manages to meet him, bursting out of her lonely shell--and into the attentive gaze of the intangible man who becomes all too real....


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Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. This is her nineteenth novel; her eleventh, Breathing Lessons, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Praise

Praise

“TO READ A NOVEL BY ANNE TYLER IS TO FALL IN LOVE.”
People

“Anne Tyler is a wise and perceptive writer with a warm understanding of human foible.”
—St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“All of Tyler’s novels are wonderful.”
—Newsweek

“One of the most beguiling and mesmerizing writers in America.”
—The Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Not merely good . . . She is wickedly good!”
—John Updike

“A novelist who knows what a proper story is . . . A very funny writer. . . Not only a good and artful writer, but a wise one as well.”
—Newsweek

“Tyler’s characters have character: quirks, odd angles of vision, colorful mean streaks and harmonic longings.”
—Time

“Her people are triumphantly alive.”
—The New York Times

“Without Anne Tyler, American fiction would be an immeasurably bleaker place.”
—Newsweek




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