Anne Tyler

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Willa Drake egy kezén meg tudja számolni eseménytelen élete legmeghatározóbb pillanatait. Iskoláslányként fel kell dolgoznia anyja váratlan eltűnését. Egyetemistaként azon tipródik, férjhez menjen-e. Húsz év múlva fiatal özvegyként próbálja összerakni darabokra hullott életét. Újabb húsz év telik el, és Willa arra vágyik, hogy nagymama legyen, de semmi sem kecsegteti ezzel. Majd egy szép napon egy félreértésnek köszönhetően Willa keresztülrepül fél Amerikán, hogy gondját viselje egy balesetet szenvedett fiatal nőnek, kilencéves kislányának és a kutyájuknak. Új lehetőségek tárulnak fel Willa előtt. A családdal és a szomszédokkal kialakult különleges kapcsolat ráébreszti, hogy sosem késő más útra lépni, mint amelyen addig járt, és hogy mindig van második esély. Az Egy spulni kék cérna népszerű szerzőjének újabb magával ragadó regénye méltán került megjelenése után a New York Times bestseller listájára.
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10,94 € 11,52 €

Légzőgyakorlatok


A regény egyetlen nap krónikája, egy napé, amely egyszerre megható, ironikus, vicces és szomorú, mint Anne Tyler regényei általában. Maggie és Ira huszonnyolc éve házasok, és egy reggel temetésre indulnak. Hirtelen Maggie azt hallja a rádióban, hogy exmenye újra férjhez megy. A temetésre való utazás innentől kezdve a fiuk házasságának megmentésére irányuló expedícióvá válik. A regényben sok szülő és gyermek ismerhet magára. Egy átlagos család teljes napját kísérhetjük végig, amelyet a felidézett emlékek és Maggie mindennapos, de nem mindennapi megoldásai tesznek szórakoztatóvá és különlegessé. Anne Tyler legjelentősebb regényét tartja kezében az olvasó, amelyért az írónőt Pulitzer-díjban részesítették.
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12,17 € 12,81 €

Amatérská svatba


Nový a velice úspěšný román v americké romantické literatuře téměř bezkonkurenční Anne Tyler je bohatým a působivým příběhem nešťastné svatby a jejích důsledků přesahujících tři generace. Michael a Pauline se zdají být dokonalým párem, oba mladí a hezcí a jakoby jeden pro druhého stvoření. Jejich seznámení působí dojmem osudového setkání Romea a Julie a blížící se světová válka jen uspíší jejich sňatek. Avšak Pauline je impulzivní a nepraktická, kdežto Michael opatrný a rozvážný, a tak mezi nimi dochází neustále ke konfliktům. Postřehy Anne Tyler rozhodně skýtají hodnoty lidského rozměru, který je platný napříč všemi kontinenty.
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Oxford Bookworms Library 5 Accidental Tourist


Everyday life in Baltimore, USA, is full of problems - getting the washing done, buying groceries and dog food, avoiding the neighbors ...After the death of his son and the departure of his wife, Macon's attempts to run his own life become increasingly desperate - and more and more odd. Meanwhile, he has to get on with his work, writing tourist guides for business people. Then his dog Edward starts to bite people, and he has to send for Muriel, the dog trainer. And day by day, Macon's life gets more and more complicated.
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ACCIDENTAL TOURIST


How does a man addicted to routine - a man who flosses his teeth before love-making - cope with the chaos of everyday life? With the loss of his son, the departure of his wife and the arrival of Muriel, a dog trainer from the Meow-Bow dog clinic, Macon's attempts at ordinary life are tragically and comically undone.
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Spool of Blue Thread


This book is Short-listed for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015. Sunday Times best-seller 'It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon...' This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she and Red fell in love that day in July 1959. The whole family on the porch, relaxed, half-listening as their mother tells the same tale they have heard so many times before. And yet this gathering is different. Abby and Red are getting older, and decisions must be made about how best to look after them and their beloved family home. They've all come, even Denny, who can usually be relied on only to please himself. From that porch we spool back through three generations of the Whitshanks, witnessing the events, secrets and unguarded moments that have come to define who and what they are. And while all families like to believe they are special, round that kitchen table over all those years we also see played out our own hopes and fears, rivalries and tensions - the essential nature of family life.
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Egy spulni kék cérna


Anne Tyler legújabb, immár huszadik regénye négy generációt felölelő családtörténet, egy átlagos amerikai családé, melyet éppen a hétköznapisága tesz különlegessé. Gyerekek születnek és felnőnek, átlagos és különc gyerekek, vérszerintiek és örökbefogadottak. Életek kezdődnek és teljesednek ki, vagy érnek hirtelen tragikus véget. Minden látszólag állandó, ugyanakkor folytonos változásban van. Még a ház is, amely akár egy élő szereplő, jelen van mind a négy generáció életében, együtt lélegzik a családtagokkal, hat a sorsukra. Akárcsak egy olyan egyszerű kis tárgy, mint egy spulni kék cérna... Anne Tyler, a kortárs amerikai irodalom élő klasszikusa ezúttal is remek tollforgatónak bizonyult. Egyszerre megható és mulatságos regényét átszövik az élet apró-cseprő történései, kisebb és nagyobb tragédiái. A történet egy századnyi amerikai valóságot ölel fel: a nagy amerikai álom valóra válását, döcögős megélését és darabokra hullását.
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Redhead by the Side of the Road


From the bestselling author of A Spool of Blue Thread: an offbeat love story about mis-steps, second chances and the elusive art of human connection Micah Mortimer isn't the most polished person you'll ever meet. His numerous sisters and in-laws regard him oddly but very fondly, but he has his ways and means of navigating the world. He measures out his days running errands for work - his TECH HERMIT sign cheerily displayed on the roof of his car - maintaining an impeccable cleaning regime and going for runs (7:15, every morning). He is content with the steady balance of his life. But then the order of things starts to tilt. His woman friend Cassia (he refuses to call anyone in her late thirties a 'girlfriend') tells him she's facing eviction because of a cat. And when a teenager shows up at Micah's door claiming to be his son, Micah is confronted with another surprise he seems poorly equipped to handle. Redhead by the Side of the Road is an intimate look into the heart and mind of a man who sometimes finds those around him just out of reach - and a love story about the differences that make us all unique.
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15,68 € 16,50 €

Spool Of Blue Thread


“An act of literary enchantment . . . [Anne] Tyler remains among the best chroniclers of family life this country has ever produced.”—The Washington Post “It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon. . . . ” This is how Abby Whitshank always describes the day she fell in love with Red in July 1959. The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate an indefinable kind of specialness, but like all families, their stories reveal only part of the picture: Abby and Red and their four grown children have accumulated not only tender moments, laughter, and celebrations, but also jealousies, disappointments, and carefully guarded secrets. From Red’s parents, newly arrived in Baltimore in the 1920s, to the grandchildren carrying the Whitshank legacy boisterously into the twenty-first century, here are four generations of lives unfolding in and around the sprawling, lovingly worn house that has always been their anchor. Praise for A Spool of Blue Thread “Quintessential Anne Tyler, as well as quintessential American comedy . . . [She] has a knack for turning sitcom situations into something far deeper and more moving.”—The New York Times Book Review “Well-crafted, utterly absorbing and compelling . . . probably the best novel you will read all year.”—Chicago Tribune “By the end of this deeply beguiling novel, we come to know a reality entirely different from the one at the start.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “A miracle of sorts . . . tender, touching and funny . . . [an] understated masterpiece.”—Associated Press “Vintage Anne Tyler . . . [The Whitshanks are] rendered with such immediacy and texture that they might be our next-door neighbors.”—Los Angeles Times “Magic . . . You imagine these characters carrying on, muddling through, enduring the necessary sorrows and quiet joys of their lives somewhere beyond the page.”—The Seattle Times “The sort of novel that’s hard to disentangle yourself from. Warm, charming and emotionally radiant, it surely must be counted as among Tyler’s best.”—The Miami Herald “Exploring [the] dichotomy—the imperfections that reside within a polished exterior—is Tyler’s specialty, and her latest generation-spanning work accomplishes just that, masterfully and monumentally.”—Elle “Among her finest . . . There’s no novelist today who writes more insightfully (and often humorously) than Tyler does about the fictions and frictions of family life.”—The Baltimore Sun “Deeply moving . . . Tyler’s innate sense of warmth and good humor permeates the novel.”—The Dallas Morning News “The story of any family is told through the prism of time. And no storyteller compares to Tyler to when it comes to unspooling those tales.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Redhead by the Side of the Road


'Bursting with vitality and variety, it's a tour-de-force' Sunday Times Micah Mortimer isn't the most polished person you'll ever meet. His numerous sisters and in-laws regard him oddly but very fondly. He measures out his days running errands for work, maintaining an impeccable cleaning regime and going for runs (7:15, every morning). He is content with the steady balance of his life. But then the order of things starts to tilt. And when a teenager shows up at Micah's door claiming to be his son, Micah is confronted with another surprise he seems poorly equipped to handle... **A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2020** ** LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020**
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10,93 € 11,50 €

Noahs Compass


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French Braid


The major new novel from the beloved prize-winning author -- a brilliantly perceptive, painfully true and funny journey deep into one family's foibles, from the 1950s right up to the changed world of today When the kids are grown and Mercy Garrett gradually moves herself out of the family home, everyone is determined not to notice. Over at her studio, she wants space and silence. She won't allow any family clutter. Not even their cat, Desmond. Yet it is a clutter of untidy moments that forms the Garretts' family life over the decades, whether that's a painstaking Easter lunch or giving a child a ride, a fateful train journey or an unexpected homecoming. And it all begins in 1959, with a family holiday to a cabin by a lake. It's the only one the Garretts will ever take, but its effects will ripple through the generations. 'Exquisitely crafted, tender, hilarious, devastatingly precise, I loved this powerful meditation on the small and often unvoiced moments that can make up a life' RACHEL JOYCE
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