PDF/EBOOK (Clock Dance)


  • Paperback
  • 304
  • Clock Dance
  • Anne Tyler
  • English
  • 08 September 2019
  • 9781784742447

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read & download Clock Dance Anne Tyler ã 3 read & download free download â eBook or Kindle ePUB ã Anne Tyler 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 at forty one At each of these moments Willa ended up on a path laid out for her by othersSo when she receives a phone ca. I m around 35 starsWilla has always let life happen to herAs a child in the late 1960s her family lives at the mercy of her tempestuous mother whose mood swings and disappearances leave everyone on edge wondering which woman will be present each day In the late 1970s as she is planning a course of study in college that fascinates her her boyfriend has other ideas which include marriage and her moving to California with himAs a relatively young widow in the late 1990s she must suddenly try and figure out what is next for her life considering her husband and children have been the ones to chart her course for as long as she can remember And 20 years later still seeking a purpose she gets a completely unexpected phone call and without warning she finds herself heading across the country to take care of a young girl and her mother two people she had never even met beforeWhile this decision uproots Willa s life and causes significant turmoil being depended upon even relied upon for the first time in many years feels tremendously fulfilling And as she helps this family get back on its feet literally in one case she feels a part of something She has a purpose even if it s uite simple And in the Balti community where neighbors seem to know everything about each other s lives are willing to help each other and treat one another like family Willa becomes her own personSo many books out there focus on characters in unusual circumstances or in the midst of major upheaval or adversity Anne Tyler s books often than not focus on average everyday people living life the way they always have when something changes She has the ability to make a regular person seem much fascinating than they might in real life but perhaps than that Tyler is the champion for misanthropes curmudgeons and those who dither rather than make decisionsTyler has such an ear for dialogue She can perfectly capture conversations between parent and child no matter what the relationship is between them husband and wife siblings close or distant and friends It s one of the hallmarks of her books she is an author who truly gets people and realizes characters don t have to stop bullets with their hands or navigate great personal strife to anchor a book That is one reason her talent has endured through the yearsI ll admit I didn t love Clock Dance as much as I hoped I would I tend to anxiously await each new Tyler book I felt as if Willa s epiphany took a little too long and then I felt the ending of the book seemed very abrupt But the characters while in many cases reasonably unsympathetic were still fascinating and I wish Tyler gave us of some of the supporting charactersNo matter what any one of Tyler s books is truly a gift Her novels are truly a testament to her talent and her fascination with the flawed beings we humans areSee all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoriablogspotcom or check out my list of the best books I read in 2017 at


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    free download â eBook or Kindle ePUB ã Anne Tyler PDF/EBOOK (Clock Dance) I really enjoyed the first 100 pages or so as the story moved from Willa as a child later attending college and then as a wife and mother The story however lost me when the action moved to Balti with Willa flying there to take care of a little girl as her mother is in the hospital I found most of the characters in the second half of the book annoying and because of that I couldn't really go with the whole story line from that po

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    PDF/EBOOK (Clock Dance) I feel like 2 stars may be generous There were so many things wrong with this book Probably the worst were the unrealistic and flat and misnamed characters Find me a single 9 year old IRL named cheryl The contrived situation the ever present and over involved and idle neighbors the way all three of the remaining men in her life ar

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