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The Tin Can Tree
     

The Tin Can Tree

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by Anne Tyler
 

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In the small town of Larksville, the Pike family is hopelessly out of step with the daily rhythms of life after the tragic, accidental death of six-year-old Janie Rose. Mrs. Pike seldom speaks, blaming herself, while Mr. Pike is forced to come out of his long, comfortable silence. Then there is ten-year-old Simon, who is suddenly without a baby sister — and

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In the small town of Larksville, the Pike family is hopelessly out of step with the daily rhythms of life after the tragic, accidental death of six-year-old Janie Rose. Mrs. Pike seldom speaks, blaming herself, while Mr. Pike is forced to come out of his long, comfortable silence. Then there is ten-year-old Simon, who is suddenly without a baby sister — and without understanding why she's gone.

Those closest to this shattered family must learn to comfort them — and confront their own private shadows of hidden grief. If time cannot draw them out of the dark, then love may be their only hope....

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780449911891
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/1996
Series:
First Ballantine Books Trade Ed
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
382,998
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is the author of many novels, including Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, The Accidental Tourist, Noah’s Compass, and A Spool of Blue Thread. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Tyler 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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The Tin Can Tree 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very disappointing as a fan of anme tyler i expected much much more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story felt so real. The characters were like family within a.few pages. I loved every minute reading this tender story. The theme and tone so reminded me of Our Town. This reminds again that each person is precious and life should be treasured.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This novel touches on all the emotions of a human being when faced with the tragedy of a death. Joan is a great character definetly the best.