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Celestial Navigation
     

Celestial Navigation

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by Anne Tyler
 

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"Tyler is steadily raising a body of fiction of major dimensions."

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Thirty-eight-year-old Jeremy Pauling has never left home. He lives on the top floor of a Baltimore row house where he creates collages of little people snipped from wrapping paper. His elderly mother putters in the rooms below, until her death. And it is then that Jeremy is

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"Tyler is steadily raising a body of fiction of major dimensions."

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Thirty-eight-year-old Jeremy Pauling has never left home. He lives on the top floor of a Baltimore row house where he creates collages of little people snipped from wrapping paper. His elderly mother putters in the rooms below, until her death. And it is then that Jeremy is forced to take in Mary Tell and her child as boarders. Mary is unaware of how much courage it takes Jaremy to look her in the eye. For Jeremy, like one of his paper creations, is fragile and easily torn—especially when he's falling in love....

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307788276
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/26/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
144,464
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Breathing Lessons and many other bestselling novels, including The Accidental Tourist, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Saint Maybe, Ladder of Years, A Patchwork Planet, Back When We Were Grownups, The Amateur Marriage, Digging to America and The Beginner's Goodbye.

In 1994 she was nominated by Roddy Doyle and Nick Hornby as 'the greatest novelist writing in English' and in 2012 she received the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence, which recognises a lifetime's achievement in books. In 2015 A Spool of Blue Thread was a Sunday Times bestseller and shortlisted for both the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and the Man Booker Prize. Her latest novel, Vinegar Girl, is a retelling of The Taming of the Shrew.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Baltimore, Maryland
Date of Birth:
October 25, 1941
Place of Birth:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Education:
B.A., Duke University, 1961

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Celestial Navigation 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Celestial Navigations is a classic Anne Tyler book. Disenfranchised, engaging protagonists overcome the odds and figure their way in the world. Tyler's work never fails. It's always moving, thought-provoking and a celebration of life.
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Awesome story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sits and waits for cats to join her.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All the other books purchased by those who purchased Celestial Navigation from this Barnes & Noble website appear to be Astronomy books. This book might have been purchased by mistake due to the title. Read this book to discover the triumph of a dependent woman discovering her own strength and the joy of self-reliance. Read this book to watch the unfortunate unraveling of a mutally loving relationship that is inescapably lost as two dependent people make every effort to get on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alliance I think
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[Post] Pads in, seeing a bird. She drops low.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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