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This is an auction for NOAH'S COMPASS by Anne Tyler.

“Gracefully written tragicomedy . . . seasoned with poetic images [and] gentle humour.”
- USA Today

“An arresting premise that pays off in unexpected ways . . . Tyler’s writing is as lovely and transparent as ever.”
- Boston Globe

“A gripping, page-turner of a novel that radiates with life.”
- Houston Chronicle

“Tyler reminds us of the infinite reach of our humanity.”
- Minneapolis Star Tribune

“A sensitive, witty story.”
- Washington Post

“An offbeat delight.”
- The Oprah Magazine

"Like Tyler's previous protagonists, Liam Pennywell is a man of unexceptional talents, plain demeanour, modest means and curtailed ambition. At age 60, he's been fired from his teaching job at a second-rate private boys' school in Baltimore, a job below his academic training and original expectations. An unsentimental, non-contemplative survivor of two failed marriages and the emotionally detached father of three grown daughters, Liam is jolted into alarm after he's attacked in his apartment and loses all memory of the experience. His search to recover those lost hours leads him into an uneasy exploration of his disappointing life and into an unlikely new relationship with Eunice, a socially inept walking fashion disaster who is half his age. She is also spontaneous and enthusiastic, and Liam longs to cast off his inertia and embrace the joyous recklessness that he feels in her company. Tyler's gift is to make the reader empathize with this flawed but decent man, and to marvel at how this determinedly low-key, plainspoken novelist achieves miracles of insight and understanding."
- a *** starred *** review in Publishers Weekly (US)

Very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Large format (trade) paperback 2009.

277 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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