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French Braid: ‘Gorgeous, charming, profound’ MARIAN KEYES

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Description for French Braid: ‘Gorgeous, charming, profound’ MARIAN KEYES Hardcover. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. 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 determines 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.
*ONE OF THE TIMES BEST FICTION BOOKS OF 2022* The glorious Sunday Times bestseller from one of our greatest storytellers. French Braid follows one family's joys and heartbreaks, mistakes and secrets, from the 1950s right up to today. When Mercy Garrett moves herself out of the family home, everyone determines not to notice. All she wants is space and silence. No clutter. Not even their cat, Desmond. But it turns out family life is impossible to escape - particularly when it's in your past. For Mercy it all ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Chatto & Windus
Condition
New
Number of Pages
272
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781784744625
SKU
9781784744625
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 2 to 4 working days
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About Anne Tyler
Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her bestselling novels include Breathing Lessons, The Accidental Tourist, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Ladder of Years, Back When We Were Grown-ups, Digging to America, A Spool of Blue Thread, Clock Dance and Redhead by the Side of the Road. In ... Read more

Reviews for French Braid: ‘Gorgeous, charming, profound’ MARIAN KEYES
Such a perfect work of fiction, you want to turn it over like a tapestry to see how it is done; how Tyler can sew gentle humour into a truly heart-wrenching story, and twist all of life's hurts into a family saga that is ultimately life-affirming, and a brisk and thrilling read. We readers are so lucky a writer like ... Read more

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