14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Engaging and compelling,
By A Customer
This review is from: Earthly Possessions (Arena Books) (Paperback)
Anne Tyler has a way of writing characters with so many facets that everyone can find something to relate to.
This book is sometimes disturbing - making you examine how a parent's single remark or a one off event can have such a huge effect on a child, that it shapes their whole life. But it is ulitimately uplifting and positive - the grass may look greener, but once the heroine gets a chance to view her life from the outside, she can re-evaluate it.