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Searching For Caleb

Searching For Caleb [Kindle Edition]

Anne Tyler
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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"Family sagas have such an endless appeal that whenever one meets a really good one, like Anne Tyler's Searching for Caleb, one wonders why anyone bothers to write a different form of novel" (Auberon Waugh)

"Anne Tyler is a writer whose special gift is to convey the richness, strangeness and unpredicability of seemingly everyday lives" (Sunday Telegraph)

"Strange and enchanting" (The Times)

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A moving and intriguing family saga from the Pulitzer prize-winning author of The Accidental Tourist and The Amateur Marriage.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 469 KB
  • Print Length: 337 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0449911748
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital; New Ed edition (10 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007V07RW6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #37,050 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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 other bestselling novels, including The Accidental Tourist, Saint Maybe, Ladder of Years, A Patchwork Planet, Back When We Were Grownups, The Amateur Marriage and Digging to America. In 1994 she was nominated by Roddy Doyle and Nick Hornby as 'the greatest novelist writing in English'. Anne Tyler lives in Baltimore where her novels are set.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars All in the Family 8 Dec 2006
By G. E. Harrison TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Another Anne Tyler family saga, this time an overview of the extended Peck family, from Baltimore, where else! The family history of various generations of Pecks is described, all are great characters of course. Then the focus shifts to the life of Justine, contrasting her modern life with the lives of her forebears, and the search for a lost family member, the titular Caleb.

I think this is right up there with the best of Anne Tyler's novels and the included detective story makes it something different from her other books. As usual there are some unexpected twists along the way.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The saddest book I've read 20 July 2007
I've just finished re-reading this book and once again, I think it's one of the saddest books I've ever read. Justine sacrifices everything for her husband including her parents, her extended family and even her daughter. Her grandfather dreams of finding Caleb but Anne Tyler makes him suffer. Caleb himself lives the most sorrowful of lives, and Duncan, the selfish husband to Justine can never be satisfied. Anne Tyler is unrelenting, just as life is for so many people, in allowing any of her characters to experience fulfilment - that's why she's my favourite writer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Satisfying 29 July 2009
By hiljean VINE VOICE
Searching is the theme of this typical Anne Tyler story of a dysfunctional family searching not just for Great Uncle Caleb but for meaning in their own lives, for answers about family relationships, for happiness, for peace of mind. Bittersweet but satisfying.
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