If Morning Ever Comes: A Novel

If Morning Ever Comes: A Novel

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by Anne Tyler, Jennifer Van Dyck
     
 

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"Funny, serious, touching, zany, delightful, revealing…a triumph!" —Harper's

Ben Joe Hawkes comes from a fairly large, blindly cheerful family that never seems to know when to get upset. Raised by women—a proud mother, an incorrigible grandmother, and a flock of busy sisters—Ben Joe has always been an outsider of sorts, and a chronic

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"Funny, serious, touching, zany, delightful, revealing…a triumph!" —Harper's

Ben Joe Hawkes comes from a fairly large, blindly cheerful family that never seems to know when to get upset. Raised by women—a proud mother, an incorrigible grandmother, and a flock of busy sisters—Ben Joe has always been an outsider of sorts, and a chronic worrier.

Then a casual telephone conversation with his mom, in which he discovers that one of his sisters has left her husband and run off with her baby, propels him back home—and into the confusion of childhood memories and unforeseen love.

“Without Anne Tyler, American fiction would be an immeasurably bleaker place.” —Newsday

“One of the most beguiling and mesmerizing writers in America.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer

“To read a novel by Anne Tyler is to fall in love.” —People

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781491582381
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
10/28/2014
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. This is her 17th novel. Her 11th, Breathing Lessons, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. A member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, she lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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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If Morning Ever Comes 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was actually the first book Tyler wrote. She started it while on a trip and accidentally left it at the airport -- it was in with her unclaimed baggage. She retrieved it at least a month later. This story really meant something to me. Touched upon the passage of time and the feeling between familes, the longing for the old days. I feel that myself very often now that my kids are in their teens.
Maeve9 More than 1 year ago
Loved all the other Anny Tyler books, but if I had read this one first, I may not have bought another. The characters and situations were a bit corny.
BarbedOne More than 1 year ago
This book was really a short story. It was only 178 pages long. Can't believe I downloaded it to my Nook and paid $10.76. The story had some interesting moments but did not go anywhere. The publish date on Barnes and Noble website was different than actual publish date...maybe printed date and ebook publish dates are different? Needless to say, I was definitely disappointed and will not download an ebook again unless I first read a downloaded free chapter sample.
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