Clock Dance (B&N Exclusive Edition)

Clock Dance (B&N Exclusive Edition)

by Anne Tyler

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Overview

A delightful novel of one woman's transformative journey, from the best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer.

Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life. In 1967, she is a schoolgirl coping with her mother's sudden disappearance. In 1977, she is a college coed considering a marriage proposal. In 1997, she is a young widow trying to piece her life back together. And in 2017, she yearns to be a grandmother but isn't sure she ever will be. Then, one day, Willa receives a startling phone call from a stranger. Without fully understanding why, she flies across the country to Baltimore to look after a young woman she's never met, her nine-year-old daughter, and their dog, Airplane. This impulsive decision will lead Willa into uncharted territory—surrounded by eccentric neighbors who treat each other like family, she finds solace and fulfillment in unexpected places. A bewitching novel of hope, self-discovery, and second chances, Clock Dance gives us Anne Tyler at the height of her powers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781984899132
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/30/2019
Edition description: B&N Exclusive Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 789
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

ANNE TYLER is the author of more than twenty novels. Her eleventh novel, Breathing Lessons, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Hometown:

Baltimore, Maryland

Date of Birth:

October 25, 1941

Place of Birth:

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Education:

B.A., Duke University, 1961

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Clock Dance 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once again making her characters so loveably, it’s hard to set down the Nook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Starts off slow, half way through you really start to enjoy the characters and their connection to one another
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book jumps from one period in the main character’s life to another. No hint of what happened in between. Almost like there isn’t much of a theme. Then at the end you are left just as confused as through out the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the way Tyler gave brief glimpses into the main characters' psyche with the snippets of story at different points in time. Gave 4 instead of 5 stars because I was left feeling unfulfilled from the story of the sister Elaine and why the two sons were so distant.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read many of Anne Tyler's books and usually am thoroughly pleased. This one underwhelmed, I am sorry to report, as I was looking forward to reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was disappointed with the lack of draw, wit, humor or reader engagement. I expected more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. The characters were interesting and real. Although at first the story and characters seem overly simple they developed more depth as the book went along Didn’t want it to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book, but it felt like it just stopped. Kind of disappointed....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an interesting book. I really did like her different characters. However, it ended in a way that I felt there was a chapter left out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommend this truly satisfying, funny entertaining book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just want to say Ahhhh, and smile. Ms Tyler is a treasure. The only thing wrong' is the book ends eventually....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This falls into the eh it was okay. I wish the storyline were longer. Would also like to have seen Willa developed more. It seemed like toward the end she was finally breaking out of the mold she set herself in. I wouod love to see if she broke thr mold or just settled right back in. And will she keep in touch with Cheryl and Denise?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved all the twists and turns.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was kind of disappointed with this book, it seemed to drag on and I was looking forward to a better ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first time reading Anne Tyler. The book was okay but not great. There wasn’t much of a story plot. I think the point was she finally decided to make a life for herself. There have been many times that I would like to do this and not care what anyone else thought. I guess I just don’t have the courage.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But as usual...melancholy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful.
Katie__B More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the first 100 pages or so as the story moved from Willa as a child, later attending college, and then as a wife and mother. The story however lost me when the action moved to Baltimore with Willa flying there to take care of a little girl as her mother is in the hospital. I found most of the characters in the second half of the book annoying and because of that I couldn't really go with the whole story line from that point forward. I liked Willa as a character and enjoyed seeing how her life progressed through the years but those Baltimore characters ruined the story for me. I know I'm in the minority with my opinion as others seemed to really connect with this book which is great. Personally, I didn't care for it other than the first part of the book. Thank you to First to Read for the opportunity to read an advance digital copy! I was under no obligation to post a review and all views expressed are my honest opinion.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I was hoping she would make that choice!!!!!
sunshine52LM 11 months ago
This was the worse book I think I have ever read. It jumped back and forth and just made no sense. I kept[ reading, hoping that in the end, it would all make sense. It didn't, and I was so upset that I wasted a weekend reading it. Save your money for something more worthwhile and not this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the most disappointing reads ever. I felt the story went nowhere and I agree with the reviewer who felt the story just ended. At the point where I thought she had it all lined up to really get into a story ... it ended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As another reviewer said the story begins slow but picks up. I couldn't put it down once the characters began to develop and became interesting. This is an excellent book club book. So much to discuss from controlling husbands, obnoxious children and how society treat older women. There are so many great characters in the book that you can't decide who is your favorite .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very unsatisfying ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anne Tyler at her best. For readers who found the story dull or unfinished , sorry to say that you just didn't get it! I did get it and I loved it !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read like a diary typical people typical stuff happens in their lives. No depth no plot no development of story line. Disappointed.