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:
343,713
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.56(d)

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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.